Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 down by between 0.6 and 1.1 percent, mirroring losses in Europe and Asia.
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Pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> and Japan's Nikkei Average <.N225> fell 0.9 percent and 2.7 percent respectively on Monday, with markets rattled by Cyprus' radical bailout plan to tax depositors.
Stocks slipped on Friday, ending the Dow Jones industrial average's longest winning streak since 1996 as investors paused just below the S&P 500's record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> slipped 25.03 points, or 0.17 percent, to 14,514.11 at the close. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> shed 2.53 points, or 0.16 percent, to 1,560.70. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> dropped 9.86 points, or 0.30 percent, to end at 3,249.07.
(Reporting by Atul Prakash; Editing by Susan Fenton)