The European Central Bank rate decision is expected at 12:45 p.m. GMT. Investors will focus on Mario Draghi's assessment of growth and inflation.
Credit Suisse (CS) finalized a $5.3 billion settlement with the Department of Justice over claims it misled investors.
A South Korean court rejected the arrest warrant for Samsung (SSNLF) Vice Chair Jay Y. Lee. Lee has bee questioned about allegations of bribery and corruption.
Global oil markets were dollar-driven as prices rose ahead of stockpile data from the Energy Information Administration.
Toshiba shares tanked. The electronics giant could humiliatingly be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.