LONDON Jan 7 U.S. stock index futures pointed
to a weaker open on Wall Street on Monday, with equities seen
consolidating after scaling new highs in the previous session.
* Futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and
the Nasdaq 100 were all down 0.1 percent at 0919 GMT.
* The benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 index ended at
a five-year high on Friday, lifted by reports showing employers
kept up a steady pace of hiring workers and the vast services
sector expanded at a brisk rate.
* Citigroup Inc's Michael Corbat has been meeting bank
regulators in his first months as CEO, as he looks to bolster
relationships and finalize the bank's plan to return capital to
shareholders, sources familiar with the matter said.
* The Conference Board releases its employment trend index
for December at 1500 GMT. In the previous report, the index read
* Global regulators gave banks four more years and greater
flexibility on Sunday to build up cash buffers so they can use
some of their reserves to help struggling economies grow.
* The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares
were down 0.1 percent, with investors taking profits after the
index climbed to a new 22-month high earlier in the session.
* In the United States, the Dow Jones industrial average
gained 43.85 points, or 0.33 percent, to 13,435.21 on
Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 7.10 points,
or 0.49 percent, to 1,466.47. The Nasdaq Composite Index
edged up 1.09 points, or 0.04 percent, to 3,101.66.