(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures jumped on Wednesday after latest media reports eased concerns over escalating tensions between the United States and China ahead of high-level trade talks starting Thursday.
China is still open to agreeing a partial trade deal with the United States, Bloomberg reported, despite the inclusion of top Chinese artificial intelligence startups in a trade blacklist.
Separately, the Financial Times reported Beijing was offering to increase its annual purchases of U.S. agricultural products.
At 5:49 a.m. ET, were up 193 points, or 0.74%.
(This story corrects paragraph 3 to remove reference to dollar value of extra purchases being offered by China after the Financial Times corrected its report)
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