U.S. stock-index futures ticked higher Friday as vice ministers from the U.S. and China prepared to hold trade talks and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation in an effort to end a government shutdown.
S&P 500 Index futures contracts expiring in March rose as much as 1.1 percent after the underlying gauge slumped 2.5 percent on Thursday. Futures contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq 100 gained as much as 1.5 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
European equities followed through with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index gaining as much as 1%, led by trade sensitive shares such as miners and autos. Oil companies also rallied after a jump in crude prices. WTI crude rose as much as 1.7%. Banks joined the top performers of the gauge as risk sentiment improved.
Source : Bloomberg