Forexpros - U.S. stock futures pointed to a modestly higher open on Monday, as markets awaited further developments in regards to Greece's sovereign debt crisis.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures pointed to a gain of 0.25%, the S&P 500 futures edged 0.2% higher, while Nasdaq 100 futures indicated an increase of 0.25%.
Stock futures held on to gains after official data showed that U.S. personal spending was unexpectedly flat in May, while personal income rose broadly in line with expectations.
Greece's parliament was expected to start a three-day debate later Monday, ahead of a vote on a EUR28.4 billion austerity package that must be approved in order to receive a second tranche of bailout loans needed to avert a sovereign debt default.
Meanwhile, shares in the world's largest solar wafer manufacturer LDK Solar surged 7.3% in pre-market trade after it said it would buy back as much as USD110 million in stock.
In deal news, healthcare service provider Continucare saw shares rally 31.2% after it agreed to be acquired by Metropolitan Health Networks in a deal valued at nearly USD416 million.
On the downside, shares in the financial sector came under pressure after the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement over the weekend that large global lenders deemed too big to fail must hold as much as 2.5% in additional capital.
Bank of America saw shares slide 1.1%, Citigroup shares fell 0.9%, while U.S.-listed shares of Europe's largest retail bank BNP Paribas declined 1.5%.
Other stocks in focus included, sports apparel giant Nike. The company was slated to release earnings results after Monday's closing bell.
Across the Atlantic, European stock markets were mixed, with Greece in focus. The EURO STOXX 50 rose 0.2%, France's CAC 40 edged 0.15% higher, Germany's DAX dipped 0.1%, while Britain's FTSE 100 eased up 0.08%.
During the Asian trading session, regional indices were broadly lower, amid concerns over the global economic outlook. Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank 1.04%, while Hong Kong's Hang Send index slumped 0.6%.
Later in the day, President Barack Obama was due to meet leaders from the U.S. Senate in order to discuss raising the U.S. debt ceiling, ahead of an August 2 deadline.