U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Friday morning, amid renewed optimism on the progress of trade talks between Washington and Beijing.
At around 03:40 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 65 points, indicating a positive open of more than 72 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both seen marginally higher.
Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, after U.S. officials said China had made proposals on a range of issues that go further than it has before — including on forced technology transfer.