Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for equities on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 falling 0.1 to 0.5 percent.
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European shares fell 1 percent on Monday on concerns about high oil prices affecting company earnings and global growth, and as the Group of 20 countries said Europe must commit more money to fight the debt crisis before seeking their help.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Sunday that Europe's actions so far to deal with its debt crisis have averted potential financial catastrophe but said it still must put up a sturdier firewall against contagion.
The S&P 500 rose on Friday to close at the highest level since before the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, continuing a pattern of steady gains on signs of U.S. economic recovery.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> dipped 1.74 points to close flat at 12,982.95. The S&P 500 Index <.INX> gained 2.28 points, or 0.17 percent, to 1,365.74. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> rose 6.77 points, or 0.23 percent, to 2,963.75.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash. Editing by Jane Merriman)