U.S. equity futures edged down alongside European stocks as investors prepared for a week brimming with potential catalysts, from central bank meetings to the looming America-China tariff deadline. Treasuries and most government bonds advanced.
Futures on the S&P 500 Index decreased 0.1% as of 6:24 a.m. New York time. Contracts on the main U.S. equity gauges all struggled for traction as traders awaited news on whether Washington will go ahead with a planned Dec. 15 tariff hike on Chinese imports. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fluctuated as more than half the shares on the gauge declined, with falling energy companies offsetting rising miners and retailers. Stock indexes posted modest increases in Tokyo and Seoul, while gains mostly fizzled in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Source : Bloomberg