U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday, pressured by some weaker-than-expected earnings and amid worries over global growth.
Malta's banking sector is seven-times the size of its economy and proportionally bigger than that of Cyprus, but Fitch Ratings said although it is less at risk in the short-term, it could still fall foul of EU leaders' crackdown on outsized and offshore bank sectors.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday, a day after major averages saw their biggest drop this year, supported by a batch of upbeat earnings results and a better-than-expected March housing report. Investors were also heartened as gold, oil, and other commodities pared back some of this week's steep declines.
U.S. stock index futures were in negative territory Monday as weak economic data in China sparked a global commodities selloff and trumped encouraging earnings from Citigroup.
Europe countries should ring-fence up to 10 percent of GDP for bank recapitalization, a Dutch academic told European finance ministers as they met in Dublin on Friday.
U.S. stock index futures extended their losses Friday, a day after the Dow and S&P 500 closed at fresh highs, following a weaker-than-expected retail sales report and dragged by financials.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher Thursday, with the Dow and S&P 500 looking to extend their record highs, after data showed that fewer than expected Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last week.
U.S. stock index futures held modest gains across the board Wednesday after the Federal Reserve's latest meeting minutes and following upbeat economic news from China.