Stock futures are rising Tuesday as solid earnings from companies such as Coca-Cola offset concern around a slowdown in Chinese economic growth.
Patrick Legland of Societe Generale has called for the need of a specific type of QE to help European growth, arguing it cannot be compared to the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
Rolf Strauch of the European Stability Mechanism - a key vehicle to prop up indebted European nations - says the ESM will stick to its liquidity mandate and is not a development bank mechanism.
Markets closed higher, buoyed by the best growth in US retail sales data in the past 1.5 years and better than expected earnings from Citigroup.
Citigroup reported net income for the first quarter of $3.9 billion, or $1.23 a share, beating expectations for $1.14 a share, while U.S. retail sales increased 1.1% in March to $433.9 billion.
Stock futures are rising after stronger-than-expected results from Citigroup.
U.S. markets slid Friday after lackluster JPMorgan Chase earnings, while technology shares fluctuated moderating losses in the Nasdaq.
The drying stimulus tap rather than stretched valuations has been the trigger for recent selling in tech and biotech shares, some managers argue, claiming this makes another tech sector crash unlikely.
Markets suffered a heavy selloff, with the Nasdaq leading the charge on its heaviest one-day fall since late 2011.
U.S. markets are lower Thursday despite data showing an improvement in labor market conditions. Stocks relinquish some of Wednesday's gains when markets jumped on the dovish tone struck by the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting. Tech stocks are falling after a two-day recovery, with investors focused on earnings reports.