Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average
were up 288 points, or 1.1%, in early European trade Friday as global equities appeared set to attempt a bounce following this week’s U.S.-led drubbing. S&P 500 futures
rose 1%, while Nasdaq-100 futures
were up 1.3%. Wall Street stocks ended sharply lower Thursday, a day after the Dow
and S&P 500
posted their biggest one-day declines since February and the Nasdaq Composite
saw its biggest slide since June 2016. Asian stocks opened with a weak tone Friday but erased early weakness to turn broadly higher. European stock index futures pointed to a positive start.
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