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Futures Flat; Investors Wary Ahead of China Data By Sebastian Silva | Oct 18, 2015 | 07:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stock index futures opened relatively unchanged after major indexes finished higher in Friday's session, as the S&P secured its third straight week of gains and now sits just 5% below its 52-week high.

But economic data out of China could give the investors a reason to push either way later this evening.

China is expected to post its weakest quarterly economic growth since the global financial crisis, raising pressure on policymakers to roll out more interest-rate cuts and other support measures to avert a sharper slowdown, Reuters reported.

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Over the weekend, Deutsche Bank AG (DB - Get Report) said it is restructuring its business, splitting its investment bank in two as the bank works to keep up with its competitors.

Diebold (DBD) said it offered about 1.57 billion euros to acquire Wincor Nixdorf AG (WNXDY), which could create a manufacturer of cash machines and security systems with more than $5 billion in sales. The proposed offer of 52.50 euros per...