LONDON — European stocks are heading for a lackluster open on Friday as spiraling coronavirus cases around the world and a U.S. Treasury decision to spike pandemic relief programs weigh on sentiment.
Britain's FTSE 100 is poised to open around 11 points higher at 6,345, Germany's DAX is seen just a single point lower at 13,085 and France's CAC 40 is also set to inch a point lower to 5,474, according to IG data.
U.S. stock futures pointed sharply lower in the early hours of Friday morning, with Dow futures dropping around 190 points while S&P and Nasdaq futures edged fractionally lower.
Markets in Asia-Pacific were mixed overnight as concern over the global resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic and fears of associated economic shutdowns kept investors wary.
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