US STOCKS-Futures fall on global bond selloff

jueves 4 de junio de 2015 07:18 GYT
 

* Futures down: Dow 106 pts, S&P 14 pts, Nasdaq 41 pts

By Tanya Agrawal

June 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Thursday as a selloff in bond markets shook the confidence of investors and the dollar fell to its lowest level in about three weeks.

* German 10-year Bund yields, the benchmark for European debt costs, rose to 2015 highs, while U.S. benchmark Treasury yields jumped to seven-month highs on Wednesday.

* The European Central Bank's insistence on Wednesday that there was no need to adjust monetary policy in the face of volatility also rattled financial markets.

* The Greece stand-off continued with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras emerging from late-night talks with senior EU officials in Brussels saying a deal with creditors was "within sight", but differences remain.

* U.S. weekly jobless claims are expected to fall to 279,000 from 282,000 in the latest week. The data is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT). Investors have been perusing data for clues on the timing of a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve.

* T-Mobile shares rose 6.9 percent to $40.96 in premarket trading after the Wall Street Journal reported that Dish Networks is in talks to merge with the company. Dish rose 3 percent to $73.

* FireEye was up 3.5 percent to $49.35 after the company partnered with Visa to help defend clients against attacks on consumer payment data. Visa inched down 0.5 percent to $68.64.   Continuación...