U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as hopes of stimulus in the euro zone and further recovery in oil prices continued to boost recently battered global equities.
Dow futures traded more than 200 points higher. In Europe, the pan European Stoxx 600 index was around 3 percent higher Friday morning.
U.S. stocks ended higher but well off session highs Thursday, as some recovery in oil prices and hopes of more stimulus from the European Central Bank helped extend Wednesday's late-session recovery. The Nasdaq composite eked out a gain of 0.01 percent after spiking more than 1 percent, while the Dow Jones industrial average closed up about 115 points after earlier adding more than 250 points.