September 25, 2009 / 6:16 AM / 8 years ago

European stock index futures point to higher open

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to open slightly higher on Friday, with investors seen taking a more positive stance after world leaders pledged to keep emergency economic supports in place until a durable recovery is secured.

Futures for the Euro Stoxx 50 STXEc1 were up 0.1 percent, German DAX FDXc1 futures gained 0.2 percent and French CAC FCEc1 futures rose 0.2 percent.

The Group of 20 rich and developing countries, holding a two-day summit in Pittsburgh, also agreed to take steps to rein in financial industry excesses that led to the financial crisis, and to act together to raise capital standards for banks, according to the draft. [nSUM000113] (Reporting by Joanne Frearson)

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