US futures edge up

New York - US stock index futures edged higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 set to close a fourth week of gains in five, ahead of key jobs market data and amid lingering tensions in Ukraine.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

A gauge of global equities traded near a six-year high while the S&P 500 closed Thursday at a record.

Payrolls probably increased by 149,000 last month, according to economists surveyed by Reuters, with the jobless rate holding at a five-year low of 6.6 percent.

The data is due at 8:30 a.m. EST (15:30 SA time).

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 12 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 2.5 points.

Safeway shares fell 2.8 percent in premarket trading. - Reuters