Global Markets Update: European Shares Higher on Hopes of Greek Debt Deal

6:10 AM ET Mon, 23 Jan 2012

US stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street today as investors waited on news out of Europe over losses private bondholders of Greek sovereign debt would be expected to accept. European shares are higher ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss terms of a Greek debt restructuring deal, with banks rallying on a report about easier capital rules.