Stock markets posted gains in Asia, and are trending up in Europe. U.S. futures are following...

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock markets posted gains in Asia, and are trending up in Europe. U.S. futures are following suit.
In Asia, Nikkei +0.5% to 10,165. Hang Seng +0.5% to 20,234. Shanghai +1.7% to 3,322. BSE +1.4% to 15,388.
In Europe at midday, London +1.2%. Paris +1.2%. Frankfurt +0.45%.
Futures: Dow +0.7%. S&P +0.8%. Nasdaq +0.7%. Crude +1.2% to $64.10. Gold +0.6% to $933.20.