Global Markets Update: European Markets Flat After Thursday's Highs

6:10 AM ET Fri, 20 Jan 2012

US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street, with Greece still locked in talks with private creditors over a haircut on some of its bonds and ahead of earnings by market bellwether General Electric. European shares have retreated from recent highs, with tech stocks very much in focus, but showing mixed performances.