Strong gains in Asia and Europe overnight, but futures are hugging breakeven. Asia: Nikkei...

|By:, SA News Editor

Strong gains in Asia and Europe overnight, but futures are hugging breakeven.
Asia: Nikkei +0.55% to 9,395. Hang Seng +2.42% to 18,806. Shanghai +0.19% to 3,190. BSE +3.47% to 14,745.
Europe at midday: London +0.9%. Paris +0.9%. Frankfurt +0.8%.
Futures: Dow -0.1% to 8663. S&P -0.1% to 935. Nasdaq +0.1%.
30-year Tsy +0.11%. Euro -0.4% vs. dollar. Yen flat. Pound -1%.
Crude -0.1% to $61.92. Gold -0.1% to $934.