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Wall Street eyes higher open as Britons vote

CNBC CNBC 23/06/2016

A Wall Street road sign is pictured near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building on October 16, 2014 in New York.© Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images A Wall Street road sign is pictured near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building on October 16, 2014 in New York.

U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday morning as traders eyed the release of several pieces of data and kept a close eye on the U.K., where Britons have begun voting on whether to remain in or leave the European Union.

On the data front, initial claims are due at 8:30 a.m. ET, with new home sales and leading indicators set to come out at 10:00 a.m. Polls in the U.K. will remain open until 10:00 p.m. BST tonight.

The pan European Stoxx 600 Index (.STOXX) was up by around 0.41 percent on Thursday morning.

In Asia, Japan's Nikkei (.N225)closed 1.07 percent higher on Thursday while in China, the Shanghai Composite (.SSEC) closed 0.46 percent lower.

In oil markets, Brent crude traded at around $50.03 a barrel on Thursday morning, up 0.30 percent, while U.S. crude was at around $49.24, up 0.22 percent.

On the earnings front Accenture (ACN) and BlackBerry are among companies set to report before the bell. Sonic and Synnex are set to report after the bell.


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