European shares are seen opening slightly higher on Tuesday, with financials remaining in the spotlight ahead of second-quarter earnings from U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs.
Financial bookmakers expect Britain's FTSE 100 to open down 1 point to unchanged, Germany's DAX up 1 to 10 points and France's CAC-40 up 1 to 10 points.
The FTSEurofirst index of top European shares closed 0.4 percent lower on Monday at 1,262.92, led by a decline in banks and food stocks following a downgrade from UBS.
On the other side of the Atlantic, U.S. technology stocks rose on Monday for the third straight session, fueled by optimism about sales for Research in Motion's Blackberry and Apple's new iPhone as well as M&A hopes surrounding satellite groups XM and Sirius.
Blue-chip stocks slipped, weighed by a UBS downgrade of Dow components Verizon Communications and AT&T.