U.S. stock futures rose as the European Central Bank unexpectedly cut rates and on speculation Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down.
European leaders for the first time raised the prospect of the euro area splintering, forcing debt-stricken Greece to decide whether it’s in or out when it holds a referendum on a bailout package next month.
A report today showed fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, signaling limited progress in the labor market. A separate report today may show that service industries in the U.S. grew at a faster pace in October, indicating the biggest World markets: Nikkei -2.21%, Hang Seng -2.49%, Shanghai Composite +0.16%, FTSE +1.36%, CAC +3.43%, DAX +3.45%.
Crude oil at $93.92 pe barrel (+1,5%).
Gold at $1760,00 (+1,8%).