Before the bell: S&P futures +0.26%, NASDAQ futures +0.24%

U.S. stock-index futures rose on Thursday, as upbeat global economic data brought back investors’ appetite for riskier assets, while concerns over tensions on the Korean Peninsula as well as worries about the economic impact of tropical storm Harvey eased.

Global Stocks:

Nikkei 19,646.24 +139.70 +0.72%

Hang Seng 27,970.30 -124.31 -0.44%

Shanghai 3,361.00 -2.63 -0.08%

S&P/ASX 5,714.52 +44.80 +0.79%

FTSE 7,414.71 +49.45 +0.67%

CAC 5,091.03 +34.69 +0.69%

DAX 12,075.59 +73.12 +0.61%

Crude $46.02 (+0.13%)

Gold $1,311.20 (-0.22%)

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