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Global Markets Update: Mixed Open for European Stocks as Investors Digest Earnings

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 5:10 AM ET

US Futures point to Wall Street opening down by 0.1 percent. Shares in Europe were slightly lower as poor results by bellwethers UBS and ArcelorMittal rekindled worries about the outlook for corporate profits, though some companies gave a positive outlook for the current quarter. Greek resistance to the strict conditions attached to a bailout fund capped the recent strength in Asian shares, which ended mostly lower today, as renewed fears of a messy debt default gave pause to mounting hopes the global economy is improving.