European shares follow Wall Street and most of Asia higher following a difficult couple of sessions earlier this week and ahead of the release of the latest FOMC minutes later today.
Euro Stoxx 50 +0.4%, London +0.7%, Paris +0.5%, Frankfurt +0.5%, Milan +0.6%, Madrid +0.6%.
U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.3%