Stock prices expected to fall in the US as well at the start of a key week of economic reports.
Stock market sentiment improves around the globe as central bankers agree to boost banks' reserves.
Stock market results are looking up in Europe Tuesday, despite bad news about the global economic recovery.
Stock market: Stocks headed to a slightly lower opening Friday after the latest consumer spending number fell just short of expectations.
Unemployment claims jumped last week prompting a fall in stock prices Thursday.
Wall Street earnings are strong in the second quarter for US business giants Alcoa and CSX, helping the stock markets rise on Tuesday.
Currency charts: China’s yuan strengthened Monday, but the euro faltered. Dow average slipped 8 points.
President Obama wants BP to set aside more money for its Gulf oil spill liabilities. Rising estimates of cleanup costs are putting financial pressure on the firm.
Despite the ongoing concerns, major European indexes snapped back after big losses Tuesday.
European stock markets fell again and the American stock market opened lower over European worries on Monday.