Modest gains in the first exchanges
- German DAX futures + 0.6%
- UK FTSE Futures + 0.6%
- Spanish IBEX Futures + 0.7%
In Asia, the Nikkei closed 0.7% lower as Japanese stocks continued to pull back after testing February highs for the index. In China, the Shanghai Composite is up 0.4% to daily highs before the last hour of trading.
Elsewhere, US futures are up around 0.3% to 0.4%, which also helps keep a calmer tone for restarting European trading.
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