European stock index futures signal higher open
LONDON, March 20
LONDON, March 20 (Reuters) - European stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, with the European Central Bank' assurance of providing liquidity to Cyprus seen prompting investors to buy beaten-down stocks.
The ECB had previously threatened to end emergency lending assistance for Cypriot banks before a vote by the country's parliament, which overwhelmingly rejected late on Tuesday a proposed levy on bank deposits as a condition for a European bailout.
At 0711 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX and France's CAC were 0.3 to 0.4 percent higher.