U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly adopted a negative interest rate policy .
Dow futures reclaimed an earlier rise of more than 100 points after the advance read on the fourth-quarter showed U.S. GDP increased at a 0.7 percent annual rate, in-line with expectations but down sharply from the 2.0 percent rate in the third quarter. The economy grew 2.4 percent in 2015 after a similar expansion in 2014.
The gains in Dow futures came despite a 1.5 percent drop in Chevron (CVX) shares in pre-market trade after the firm unexpectedly posted a loss.
Yields held near earlier lows after the GDP report.
Global equities climbed after the Bank of Japan's surprise announcement, with the Nikkei (Nihon Kenzai Shinbun: .N225) reversing mild losses to close up 2.8 percent. The Shanghai composite (Shanghai Stock Exchange: .SSEC) closed 3.09 percent higher. European stocks traded nearly 1 percent higher as of 8:06 a.m. ET.
Treasury yields edged lower to hit multi-month lows, with the 2-year yield below 0.8 percent and the 10-year yield near 1.92 percent.
The U.S. dollar traded about 0.9 percent higher against major world currencies, with the euro back below $1.09 and the yen at 121.23 yen against the greenback.
Microsoft beat on both the top and bottom line, helped by improvement in its cloud services business as well as cost-cutting.
Amazon.com posted quarterly profit substantially below expectations. Revenue was slightly below forecasts as well, and the shares came under immediate pressure despite the highest-ever quarterly profit ever posted by the online retail giant.
The Bank of Japan was not expected to take significant action on monetary policy at its meeting this week.
The employment cost index for the fourth quarter showed a rise of 0.6 percent, unchanged from the prior quarter.
The Chicago PMI follows at 9:45 a.m., with consumer sentiment due at 10:00 a.m.
Oil held higher, with U.S. crude above $33.50 a barrel and Brent above $34 a barrel as of 8:20 a.m. ET.
--CNBC's Patti Domm and Peter Schacknow contributed to this report
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