Opening calls are indicating a flat open this morning.
The Hang Seng is trading flat in the current session.
Investors are gearing up for the unofficial start of corporate earnings season, but they’re also bracing for another round of bad headlines out of Europe.
That means stocks will probably bounce around next week as the market remains torn between rising hopes for the U.S. economy and the ever-present government debt and banking problems in Europe.
Economic releases to watch on Monday include German foreign trade data out at 7:00 am London time, followed by France at 7:45 am.
British entertainment retail chain HMV will release its group trading results along with food retailer Morrisons.
Rolls Royce announced a 30 percent jump in annual sales on Monday, while Air France-KLM December traffic figures are due on Monday.