US futures up as Ukraine tension eases

New York - US stock index futures rallied on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops involved in a military exercise near the Russian border with Ukraine back to their bases, easing East-West fears of a possible war in the region.

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

The move was partly reversing on Tuesday.

Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 170 points and Nasdaq 100 futures added 40 points.

Disney shares rose 1.1 percent in light premarket trading. - Reuters