LONDON, Feb 7 - The FTSE 100 <.FTSE> index is seen opening down 2-6 points, or 0.1 percent on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, extending Monday's modest declines in tandem with similar weakness on Wall Street and in Asia as concerns over delays to Greek debt restructuring talks take their toll.
The UK blue chip index closed 8.87 points, or 0.2 percent lower on Monday at 5,892.20, led by weakness in mining issues and banks in the absence of a debt deal for Greece.
U.S. blue chips <.DJI> shed 0.1 percent on Monday, as lingering questions about Europe's debt crisis and corporate earnings overshadowed growing optimism about economic growth after a five-week rally.
And Asian markets also edged lower after earlier gains on Tuesday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> rose as much as 0.4 percent to its highest in more than five months, before reversing direction to stand down 0.1 percent.
Japan's Nikkei average <.N225> also fell 0.1 percent, slipping from a three-month high just shy of 9,000 hit on Monday.
After resisting terms of a proposed new bailout deal which demands strict labour reforms and other austerity steps, Greek political leaders face crunch talks on Tuesday to clinch an agreement needed to avoid a debt default.
The full package must be approved by the euro zone, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund before February 15 in order to complete legal procedures for a bond swap deal for a March 20 bond redemption.
Moreover, some euro zone countries require parliamentary approval to raise the bailout money.
On the domestic front, British retailers suffered their second weakest January since records started in 1995 as shoppers reined in spending after splashing out on December discounts, a British Retail Consortium survey showed on Tuesday.
The value of retail sales on a like-for-like basis - a measure favoured by equity analysts - was 0.3 percent lower on the year after a 2.2 percent rise the previous month.
No other British economic data will be released on Tuesday.
February U.S. IBD consumer confidence numbers will be released at 3 p.m., with December U.S. consumer credit figures scheduled for release after the London close, at 8 p.m.
(Reporting by Jon Hopkins; Editing by David Cowell)