U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Thursday morning, paring sharp losses in the previous session amid a protracted trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.
At around 03:40 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 76 points, indicating a positive open of more than 57 points. Futures of S&P and Nasdaq were both seen slightly higher.
Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after a senior Chinese diplomat ramped up the rhetoric against the U.S. amid a bitter trade war that is showing no sign of ending soon.