U.S. equities are slightly weaker
U.S. equities are slightly weaker after finishing yesterday's session with mostly mild losses. The Dow is off -0.1%, the S&P 500 has slipped -0.2% and the NASDAQ is nearly flat at -0.04% in pre-market futures trading. Earnings misses from Caterpillar, Texas Instruments and Boeing are weighing on Wall Street. The Euro Stoxx is off -0.4%, the DAX is flat and the CAC 40 has declined 0.6%. The U.K.'s FTSE 100 has firmed 0.2%. In Asia, China's CSI 300 declined 0.6%, despite news that the PBOC slashed the rate for the onshore yuan and injected further liquidity. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.8% after the FT reported China is preparing to replace Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.3%, playing catch-up after Tuesday's holiday closure.