Dow Jones futures were down 0.5 percent at 0920 GMT, S&P 500 futures off 0.7 percent and Nasdaq futures off 0.5 percent, suggesting a softer start for U.S. stocks on Wednesday.
* S&P 500 <.SPX> companies scheduled to report quarterly earnings include Morgan Stanley
* Eyes also on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who is due to speak at 1300 GMT on the Obama administration's efforts to address the recession.
* Wall Street bank shares rebounded on Tuesday after Geithner indicated that most banks have sufficient reserves to protect against possible losses.
* White House National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers speaks at 1700 GMT on New Ideas in Development After the Financial Crisis.
* U.S. financial investor Cerberus
* An official at the New York Federal Reserve Bank said regulators need to work together in developing supervision for the $38 trillion credit default swaps market so that market participants aren't able to play the system by moving trades among different jurisdictions.
* Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> rises 0.3 percent, led by banks.
* China's central bank on Wednesday declared the economy to be on the road to recovery as Goldman Sachs joined a rush to upgrade growth forecasts on the back of aggressive government efforts to boost investment.
(Reporting by Peter Starck; Editing by Greg Mahlich)