Stocks in Asia showed signs of revival early Tuesday, after days of declines, while U.S. stock futures edged higher in overnight trade.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 2.12% to 21,487.16 in midday trade Tuesday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was 1.25% higher at 30,261.05. Stocks in Shanghai edged lower, while the benchmark in Singapore added about 1%.
U.S. stock futures were higher overnight, with Dow futures tacking on 30 points, or 0.12%, to 24,894; Nasdaq futures were up 0.13% to 6,886.75, and S&P futures were up 0.05%.
Gold and crude oil futures also rose slightly.
Stocks posted solid gains on Monday, March 5, reversing earlier losses as investors' worries about an impending global trade war eased.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 336 points, or 1.37%. The S&P 500 was up 1.10% and the Nasdaq rose 1%. Heading into Monday's session, the Dow had closed lower for four consecutive sessions. But even with its gains on Monday, the Dow remains more than 1,700 points below its all-time high set on Jan. 26.