European stock index futures signal higher start

LONDON Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:02am EST

LONDON Dec 19 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday on growing expectations of a budget deal in the United States and of further monetary stimulus from Japan.

At 0700 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 and France's CAC were up 0.3 percent, while contracts on Germany's DAX were up 0.1.