LONDON Jan 3 European stock index futures
pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday, with some
investors taking profits on 20-month highs following
"overbought" trading conditions on some indexes, and as euphoria
over the U.S. fiscal deal waned.
At 0705 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, Germany's
DAX and France's CAC were 0.1 to 0.3 percent
The FTSEurofirst 300 index closed 2.1 percent
higher at 1,157.40 points in the previous session, fuelled by
approval by U.S. legislators of a deal to halt automatic
spending cuts and tax hikes, which threatened to tip the world's
biggest economy into recession.