LONDON -- Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Ongoing concerns remain over the situation in Greece, where politicians have so far failed to agree on a coalition deal. At home, the latest figures for job openings could also cause concern.
Among individual stocks, Citigroup and Bank of America
Across the Atlantic, the U.K.'s FTSE 100
News of a 2.8% increase in industrial production was not enough to stop Germany's DAX index from losing about 1% in morning trading, while France's blue-chip CAC 40 index lost nearly 2%, making it the day's worst European performer. There was some relief for Spanish markets, however, as news filtered out that a further bailout for some of Spain's most troubled banks could be in the cards.
In U.K. trading, insurance giant Aviva was lifted following news that its CEO had resigned, while Tesco (OTC: TSCDY)
In earnings news, Walt Disney is due to release quarterly earnings after the close tonight. The stock was lifted yesterday thanks to recent box-office successes, and investors are expecting that progress to be reflected in the latest figures. Satellite television provider DIRECTV will release its figures before the market opens, as will Molson Coors Brewing.
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