US STOCKS-U.S. futures track global markets as Greek talks stall

lunes 15 de junio de 2015 07:25 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 71 pts, S&P 8 pts, Nasdaq 18 pts

By Tanya Agrawal

June 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, tracking world markets, after talks on ending a deadlock between Greece and its international creditors failed on Sunday.

* U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday as Greek debt talks stalled and as concern over how soon the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise interest rates kept investors cautious.

* Talks between Greece and its creditors broke up after less than an hour, raising prospects of Athens being unable to repay $1.8 billion dollars owed to the International Monetary Fund by the end of this month.

* In the United States, upbeat consumer sentiment and other data added to views the economy may be regaining momentum, which increased anxiety over the timing of a rate raise ahead of this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the central bank's last meeting before September.

* Economists and top Wall Street banks expect the Fed to raise rates in September, in what could be the central bank's first hike in almost a decade.

* May industrial production numbers are expected at 9:15 a.m. ET (1315 GMT), which is expected to have jumped 0.3 percent, against a drop of 0.3 percent in April.

* The New York Fed releases its Empire State general business conditions index for June at 8:30 a.m. ET. In another report, the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market index for June is expected to show a rise to 56 from 54 in May. That data is expected at 10:00 a.m. ET.   Continuación...