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U.S. stock index futures up sharply as global equities attempt bounce after rout

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Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMZ8, +1.00% were up 288 points, or 1.1%, in early European trade Friday as global equities appeared set to attempt a bounce following this week's U.S.-led drubbing. S&P 500 futures ESZ8, +1.09% rose 1%, while Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ8, +1.75% were up 1.3%. Wall Street stocks ended sharply lower Thursday, a day after the Dow DJIA, +1.41% and S&P 500 SPX, +1.51% posted their biggest one-day declines since February and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +2.25% saw its biggest slide since June 2016. Asian stocks opened with a weak tone Friday but erased early weakness to turn broadly higher. European stock index futures pointed to a positive start.