LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - European stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, gaining ground for the ninth time in 10 sessions, tracking strong gains on Wall Street overnight and in Asia on renewed recovery hopes.
Futures for the Euro Stoxx 50 STXEc1 and German DAX futures FDXc1 were both up 0.7 percent and French CAC futures FCEc1 were up 0.6 percent.
U.S. stocks rose for a third day on Wednesday, hitting fresh 2009 highs in a broad-based rally following economic data that suggested a stronger-than-expected global recovery, while Asian stocks hit their highest level in 13 months. (Reporting by Joanne Frearson)

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