Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq 100 all up 0.3 percent at 4 a.m. EST.
* Commodities rebounded, with U.S. crude oil futures rising more than $1 a barrel to above $100 while London copper extended gains, moving further away from five-month lows hit in the previous session.
* European shares bounced back, buoyed by some strong corporate results and as Germany's gross domestic product grew faster than expected in the first quarter.
* Soaring growth lifted Germany's economy back to pre-crisis levels in the first quarter, data showed, reflecting a broad-based recovery that points to robust if slightly slower expansion rates through the rest of the year.
* On the macro front, investors awaited April Consumer Price Index, as well as the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's preliminary consumer sentiment index.
* London Stock Exchange
* Defensive shares led a rebound in U.S. stocks on Thursday as investors weighed mixed economic signals and volatility in commodities.
* The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 65.89 points, or 0.52 percent, at 12,695.92. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 6.57 points, or 0.49 percent, at 1,348.65. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 17.98 points, or 0.63 percent, at 2,863.04.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson. Editing by Jane Merriman)