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European stock index futures signal lower start

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LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday on concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve might scale back its assets purchase programme, which has helped fuel a rally in equity markets since last summer.

At 0703 GMT, futures for Euro STOXX 50 were down 0.7 percent, while contracts on Germany's DAX and France's CAC shed 0.6 percent.

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