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LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - European stock index futurespointed to a lower open on Friday as expectations for weakcorporate earnings and concerns about Spain's debt crisis keepinvestors on the back foot after healthy gains in the previoussession.

At 0601 GMT, futures for the Euro STOXX 50 weredown 0.4 percent, for Germany's DAX contracts were down0.3 percent and for France's CAC were down 0.5 percent.

(Reporting By Francesco Canepa)

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