Stock index futures are sinking in early evening trade, apparently spooked by a report Belgium...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock index futures are sinking in early evening trade, apparently spooked by a report Belgium is unable to swing its share of the Dexia bailout. Talks are reportedly underway with France to negotiate it taking on a larger portion of the rescue. S&P 500 -1%, DAX -1.1%. Among open markets, Hong Kong -2%, Australia -1.2%.