U.S. stock index futures were higher, pointing to a firmer start on Wall Street on Monday, with both the Dow Jones futures and the S&P 500 futures up 0.3 percent by 3.56 a.m. ET, and the Nasdaq futures up 0.2 percent.
CIT Group Inc's
Shares in the company, which lends to nearly one million small and mid-sized businesses, in Frankfurt
M&T Bank Corp, Halliburton, Boston Scientific Corp and Hasbro Inc are also due to report their quarterly earnings on Monday.
Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
Barnes & Noble Inc
Human Genome Sciences Inc
Shares of Goldman Sachs
Oil rose above $64 a barrel, extending last session's 2.5 percent gains, bolstered by a rally in Asian stocks and fall in the dollar on hopes of a global economic recovery.
U.S. White House Director Peter Orszag said on Sunday that second-quarter U.S. gross domestic product figures are likely to be better than the first quarter, showing some signs of improvement in the economy.
The U.S. recession's grip on the economy appears to be easing but likely has not yet ended, according to a survey of economists released on Monday.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 <.FTEU3> index of top shares was up 0.9 percent at 878.34 points. The index is up around 35 percent since hitting its lifetime low on March 9.
U.S. stocks closed out their best week in four months on Friday on a flat note as strong earnings from IBM
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 32.12 points, or 0.37 percent, to 8,743.94. But the Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> dipped out 0.36 of a point, or 0.04 percent, to 940.38. And the Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 1.58 points, or 0.08 percent, to 1,886.61.
(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Mike Nesbit)