Global Markets Update: European Shares Rise on Hopes of Greek Debt Talk Conclusion

5:10 AM ET Fri, 27 Jan 2012

US futures pointed to New York starting the final session of the week in a cautious mood ahead of the US GDP data. European shares are starting to push into the green following a panel in Davos which hinted that Greek talks are close to a conclusion, analysts say stocks still remain on course for their sixth week of gains. Asian markets ended mostly higher as investors awaited the outcome of the Greek debt talks and U.S. gross domestic product data due out later today.