U.S. stock futures pointed to a positive start for Wall Street on Tuesday as commodities recovered slightly.
Oil traded more than 1.5 percent higher, with crude topping $45 a barrel and brent near $48 a barrel. Copper gained half a percent.
Glencore held more than 15 percent higher in London trade after extending recent losses with a nearly 30 percent plunge Monday amid concerns about debt levels for the commodities and trading giant. On Tuesday, a number of brokers said worries about the firm's debt pile were overdone.
The bounce helped European stocks recover from a sharply lower open to trade mixed. Asian stock markets ended the day with major losses, with Chinese stocks off more than 2 percent and Japan's blue-chip Nikkei stock index closing down 4.05 percent.
Signs of weakness in China — the world's second biggest economy — has battered commodity prices such as copper and iron ore this year, and in turn companies in the metals and mining sectors.