US futures tick up ahead of data

New York - US stock index futures ticked higher on Thursday ahead of labour and factory data, while developments in the Ukrainian crisis kept traders on edge.

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

A US-traded Russian ETF fell 2.1 percent in light premarket trading.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 31 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 4.5 points.