European Stock-Index Futures Rise as Ukraine Worry Eases 

European stock-index futures rose, indicating equities may end three days of losses, amid signs that tension over Ukraine’s crisis is easing and as companies reported earnings.
U.S. index futures were little changed, while Asian shares gained. Swatch Group AG may move after reporting its first drop in first-half profit in five years, missing estimates. Credit Suisse Group AG may be active after posting a wider loss in the second quarter than analysts had projected. Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY) may be active as earnings trailed projections. Futures on the Euro Stoxx 50 Index expiring in September gained 0.5 percent to 3,155 at 7:11 a.m. in London. Contracts on the U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index added 0.3 percent. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures advanced 0.1 percent, while the MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.6 percent.
Source: Bloomberg

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