U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as stocks were poised to add to the previous session's gains.
At 0900 GMT, futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures were up 0.4 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.4 percent.
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The International Monetary Fund is likely to revise its 2010 growth forecast for the world economy up with signs the rate of decline in global output has moderated, First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky said. But he also said it was too early to declare victory, with financial conditions far from normal and the world economy still in recession.
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Chief executives of some banks that received federal money, including Bank of America Corp, Morgan Stanley
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European stocks were up 0.8 percent in morning trade in a broad rally, led by banks such as HSBC
The Dow and S&P 500 rose on Thursday, halting a three-session losing run, as data on the job market and regional manufacturing rekindled hopes the recession-hit economy was stabilizing.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 58.42 points, or 0.69 percent, to 8,555.60. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 7.66 points, or 0.84 percent, to 918.37. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was off just 0.34 of a point, or 0.02 percent, at 1,807.72.
(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by Dan Lalor)