Stock index futures pointed to a higher open for equities on Wall Street on Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.4-0.5 percent at 1045 GMT.
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European shares <.FTEU3> turned flat in morning session after opening lower, with traders citing media reports the International Monetary Fund would boost its lending facility, as the region battles a long-running debt crisis.
Greece goes head to head with its creditors on Wednesday in a renewed attempt to break a deadlock in negotiations to slash the country's debt and stave off default.
U.S. 10-year Treasuries were little changed in Asia on Wednesday and were seen likely to be supported on dips, with the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis helping to bolster the safe haven appeal of U.S. debt.
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On the macro front, investors awaited December's Producer Price Index, industrial production and capacity utilization data, as well as the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo's January housing market index.
On the earnings front, a raft of companies were due to report results, including Goldman Sachs
U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 to its highest since early August, but sharply pared gains late in the session as Citigroup's steep drop in profit gave investors a reason to unload bank shares.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 60.01 points, or 0.48 percent, to 12,482.07 at the close. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 4.58 points, or 0.36 percent, to 1,293.67. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> gained 17.41 points, or 0.64 percent, to 2,728.08.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson. Editing by Jane Merriman)