LONDON Feb 25 European index futures pointed to
share gains on Monday on signs the United States will continue
with ultra easy monetary policy, but uncertainty surrounding the
Italian elections was likely to keep a lid on any upbeat
Federal Reserve officials late on Friday highlighted the
merits of the U.S. central bank's bond-buying programme,
reassuring investors that stimulus is not about to be removed
and helping Wall Street post solid gains.
At 0701 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 were up 0.6
percent, while those for Germany's DAX and for France's
CAC each added around 0.5 percent.