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US STOCKS-Futures rebound as stimulus hopes calm recession worries

Sanjana Shivdas

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* Futures up: Dow 4.35%, S&P 4.49%, Nasdaq 4.61%

March 10 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose more than 4% on Tuesday, rebounding from a 7% slump a day earlier, as hopes of coordinated policy action soothed investor nerves over a global recession fueled by the coronavirus epidemic.

Wall Street logged its biggest one-day percentage fall on Monday and the Dow Jones tumbled as much as 2,000 points, also weighed down by a crash in oil prices following a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Sentiment was bolstered overnight after President Donald Trump promised "major" steps to combat the virus outbreak and said he would discuss a payroll tax cut with congressional Republicans.

Oil also recouped some losses from its biggest one-day decline since the Gulf War in 1991, supported by expectations for a settlement to the price war and potential U.S. output cuts.

Oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp climbed more than 7% in premarket trading, while Occidental Petroleum Corp, Apache Corp and Marathon Oil Corp jumped between 20% and 29%.

At 6:10 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 1,038 points, or 4.35%. S&P 500 e-minis were up 123.25 points, or 4.49% and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 366.25 points, or 4.61%. (Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas and Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)