U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday morning, amid simmering trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.
At around 03:10 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 42 points, indicating a negative open of more than 100 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were slightly lower.
Signs that China is stepping in to steady the yuan appeared to help soothe investor concerns of a global currency war on Wednesday. It comes after a period of heavy selling pressure at the start of the week.