Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.36 percent, Dow Jones futures down 0.26 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.23 percent at 1049 GMT (5:49 a.m. ET).
Tech shares will be in focus after Texas Instruments
Airbus parent EADS
European equities dropped 0.7 percent in morning trade, with weaker financial and mining stocks outweighing stronger food producers such as Nestle
Oil prices slipped back from eight-week highs on Tuesday on expectations of a rise in U.S. crude inventories and a slightly stronger dollar. U.S. crude inventories probably rose for a sixth straight week as imports edged up and refinery utilization remained flat, a Reuters survey showed.
Technology shares pushed the Nasdaq higher on Monday on an otherwise flat day for U.S. stocks, led by BlackBerry maker Research in Motion
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dropped 13.68 points, or 0.13 percent, to end at 10,552.52. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> shed just 0.20 of a point, or 0.02 percent, to 1,138.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 5.86 points, or 0.25 percent, to 2,332.21, its highest close in 18 months.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Hans Peters)