Before the bell: S&P futures +0.28%, NASDAQ futures +0.49%

U.S. stock-index futures advanced on Friday as the U.S. Treasury yields retreated for the second straight day, with investors also focusing on the speeches of the Fed's policy-makers for their views on the prospects of the interest rates.


Global Stocks:

Nikkei 21,892.78 +156.34 +0.72%

Hang Seng 31,267.17 +301.49 +0.97%

Shanghai 3,289.24 +20.68 +0.63%

S&P/ASX 5,999.80 +48.90 +0.82%

FTSE 7,242.83 -9.56 -0.13%

CAC 5,311.19 +1.96 +0.04%

DAX 12,494.79 +32.88 +0.26%

Crude $62.74 (-0.05%)

Gold $1,331.60 (-0.08%)

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