Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Monday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.9 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.8 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.8 percent at 5:10 a.m. EST.
Finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of 20 on Saturday pledged to prepare strategies to end emergency support for their economies, but to keep the aid flowing until recovery was assured.
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The auto sector will be in the spotlight after data showed China's passenger cars sales in October surged 75.8 percent from a year earlier, extending the explosive growth in recent months as government incentive policies continued to lure customers.
Oil rose more than $1 to above $78 a barrel on Monday, recouping some of the previous session's near 3 percent loss, on fears a powerful hurricane would cut U.S. oil and gas supplies and also lifted by the falling dollar.
The dollar fell on Monday after the G20 meeting and U.S. unemployment data did little to alter the view that U.S. rates would stay low for a while, supporting shares and the Australian and New Zealand dollars.
Japan's Nikkei average <.N225> gained 0.2 percent on Monday, while European shares were up 1.5 percent in morning trade, led by financial institutions such as insurer Allianz
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U.S. stocks rose 3 percent for the week after ending Friday's session slightly higher, shrugging off government data showing the unemployment rate hit 10.2 percent -- the highest in 26-1/2 years.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 17.46 points, or 0.17 percent, to end at 10,023.42. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> rose 2.67 points, or 0.25 percent, to 1,069.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> added 7.12 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 2,112.44.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Hans Peters)