Spanish taxi drivers blocked major city streets including Barcelona's Gran Via and Madrid's Castellana on Monday in a protest to pressure the government to curb licences to online ride-hailing services such as Uber.
Caterpillar Inc (N:CAT) on Monday upgraded its full-year profit outlook after earnings in the second quarter nearly doubled, beating market expectations, helped by robust global demand for its equipment.
The dollar was steady against a basket of the other major currencies on Monday as investors positioned ahead of a number of key central banks meetings this week that could help determine near-term market direction for currencies.
Stocks in focus in pre-market trade Monday:
Germany is open to foreign direct investment, a German government spokeswoman said, despite its move last week to prevent China's State Grid from acquiring a 20 percent stake in high-voltage transmission network operator 50Hertz.