U.S. stock markets were expected to open higher on Thursday, unwinding some of the previous day's losses, with focus remaining on the crisis in Greece and latest economic numbers.
Equity index futures market futures were broadly higher in European session, with Dow Jones industrial average futures up more than 80 points, even as European shares fell amid Greek jitters, before trading 64 points higher.
Talks between Greece and its global creditors to secure a cash-for-reforms deals and avert a debt default stumbled on Wednesday. A two-day European Union summit starts on Thursday, with talks expected to continue there.
Without a deal, Greece is expected to default on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) debt payment to the International Monetary Fund next week. A default could speak run on banks and raises the risk of Greece exiting the euro zone.