Stock index futures signaled a stronger start for equities on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, for the Dow Jones and for the Nasdaq up 0.1 to 0.2 percent by 0854 GMT.
* Some caution, however, was expected to prevail as Greece's parliament begins on Monday to debate a deeply unpopular austerity plan which the European Union and International Monetary Fund say will need to be approved in exchange for the fifth tranche of Greece's 110 billion euros bailout program.
* A parliamentary ballot on the framework austerity package is expected on Wednesday, with lawmakers then due to vote on Thursday on a bill containing specific steps to implement it. The euro dropped to its lowest since June 16 against the dollar on uncertainty over the outcome of the vote.
* Wall Street fell for a third day on Friday on worries about the Italian banking sector and Greece's debt crisis, but the S&P 500 <.SPX> managed to hold its 200-day moving average in a sign buyers still see value.
* Economic data set for release on Monday include May's reading of the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing, personal income and core PCE numbers, all due at 1230 GMT.
* In company news, Nike
* Tobacco giant Philip Morris
* A new type of diabetes pill being developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb
* Big-box retailers Wal-Mart Stores
* Citigroup Inc
* In Europe, the pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> of top shares was slightly higher in early trade, with carmakers among the top risers.
(Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)