Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday, with concerns over the global economy dampening shares in Asia and Europe.
The futures contract for the S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent, while the Dow Jones futures contract retreated 0.4 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures shed 0.2 percent.
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The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> fell 0.2 percent to 1,164.35 points, with weaker-than-forecast results from British bank HSBC
Asian stock markets also fell, as worries that China would tighten its grip on the property sector hurt sentiment.
U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday, leaving the S&P 500 with slight gains in a volatile week as strong U.S. economic data overshadowed both growth concerns in China and Europe and the impact of expected U.S. government spending cuts.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 35.17 points, or 0.25 percent, to 14,089.66 at the close. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 3.52 points, or 0.23 percent, to 1,518.20. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> advanced 9.55 points, or 0.30 percent, to 3,169.74.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Susan Fenton)