U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.2% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.7% in morning trading. St. James's Place climbed 6% and JD Sports Fashion added 4.5%. On the other hand, GSK sunk 9.4%, and SIG Group dropped 5.1%. The FTSE 100 added 0.7%. Other stocks in Europe were up as France's CAC 40 increased 0.8% and Germany's DAX rose 0.8%.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index rose 0.1% to 99.49.

In commodities, Brent crude climbed 0.2% to $81.26 a barrel, and WTI crude rose 0.3% to $77.19 a barrel. The European benchmark price for natural gas, the Dutch futures contract TTF, was up 5% to EUR35.93 a megawatt hour.

The German 10-year Bund yield fell by 1 basis point to 2.656% from 2.671%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury was flat at 4.498%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 1.1%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.8%, whereas China's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 0.3%.

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