Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Tuesday as U.S. markets reopen after a long holiday weekend, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.04 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.07 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.2 percent at 1030 GMT (5:30 a.m. EST).
All eyes were on Citigroup
On the M&A front, Kraft Foods
Shares in Kraft Foods in Frankfurt
Industrial conglomerate Tyco International
Airlines will be in the spotlight after Japan Airlines Corp <9205.T> filed for bankruptcy protection, owing more than $25 billion and vowed to slash 15,700 jobs and unprofitable routes as part of a plan to survive an industry beset by volatile fuel costs and fickle flyers.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co
Foreign firms, including Google
Oil prices were steady above $78 a barrel on Tuesday on expectations that Chinese economic indicators to be published this week will signal strong demand growth from the world's second-largest oil consumer.
Japan's Nikkei share average fell 0.8 percent on Tuesday, with exporters such as Honda Motor Co <7267.T> hurt by a stronger yen, while European stocks dropped 0.6 percent in morning trade, with banks featuring among the top losers.
On Friday, U.S. stocks slid after JPMorgan Chase & Co reported deep fourth-quarter loan losses and raised concerns about bank profits, while a weaker-than-expected Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers for early January also hurt shares, as consumer worries about incomes and unemployment rose.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 100.90 points, or 0.94 percent, to 10,609.65. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> fell 12.43 points, or 1.08 percent, to 1,136.03. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> lost 28.75 points, or 1.24 percent, to 2,287.99.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Mike Nesbit)