U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Wednesday, pointing to a positive open as investors looked ahead to U.S. economic reports amid European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's remarks.
At a press conference Draghi reaffirmed the continuation of ECB's asset purchase program and said he wants Greece to stay in the euro zone. He would not comment on the Greece debt talks. Earlier in the day, the ECB left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.05 percent, as expected.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet senior European officials later in the day in Brussels, where he is expected to hear the terms of a plan drawn up this week by top policymakers including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Reuters said.
Athens faces a 300 million euro payment deadline to the International Monetary Fund this Friday.