Another volatile day of trading is expected on the world’s markets, due to worries over the level of eurozone debt.
European markets rose slightly in early trading.
Germany’s Dax rose 0.7 percent. The Footsie was up 0.5 of a percent, with France’s CAC up 0.4 percent.
Shares fell in Asia, dragged down by sharp losses in European markets the day before. All eyes will be on Wall Street, which which will reopen today after a US public holiday.
Worrying employment figures from the US and the possible spread of Europe’s sovereign debt crisis are stoking investors fears.
Oil slid to below 84 dollars a barrel. The dollar was higher against the euro but lower against the yen.