Wall Street futures trade slightly higher before the market open as investors digest the recent positive developments in trade talks after President Trump’s comments that USA and China are close in signing a trade agreement. Dow Jones Industrial futures trading 0.02% higher at 28,136, the S&P 500 futures trading 0.10% higher at 3,147 and Nasdaq futures adding 0.21% at 8,418 ahead of US GDP figures, Durable Goods Orders m/m, Pending Home Sales and Initial Jobless Claims.
In Asia stock indices finished mostly higher, the Nikkei 225 finished 0.28% higher at 23,437; the Hang Seng finished 0.15% higher at 26,954 while the Nifty registered fresh all-time highs. European stocks trade higher midday after France Consumer Confidence came in at 106 beating forecasts of 103 in November. The Dax index is 0.23% higher, CAC 40 trading 0.03% higher at 5,931. In London, the FTSE 100 trades 0.43% higher.