European stock index futures signal gains at open

PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - European stock index futures

pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, with stocks set to resume

their recent rally and track gains in Asia after comments from

China's new leader fuelled hopes for a recovery.

At 0701 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50, for

Germany's DAX and for France's CAC were up

0.7-0.9 percent.

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