European stocks are expected to open higher on Friday as
suggested by stock index futures. Europe's leading blue-chip index
for the Eurozone, EURO STOXX 50 Index futures went up 2.25% to
trade at 2,956.
Germany's benchmark index DAX futures increased 2.12% to trade
at 8,688. UK's benchmark index, FTSE 100 futures went up 0.65% to
trade at 6,44.
European markets climbed on Thursday amid signs U.S. lawmakers
will agree on a compromise deal to avoid an unprecedented default.
Eurozone, EURO STOXX 50 gained 64.68 points or 2.23% to settle at