Asia markets were mostly higher Wednesday following Tuesday's strong U.S. showing. Europe stocks...

|By:, SA News Editor

Asia markets were mostly higher Wednesday following Tuesday's strong U.S. showing. Europe stocks are flat at midday, and premarket futures are slightly higher.
Asia: Nikkei +1.11% to 9,780. Hang Seng +2.07% to 21,242. BSE -0.9% to 16,807. Shanghai was closed.
Europe at midday: London -0.1%. Paris +0.1%. Frankfurt flat.
Futures: Dow +0.2% to 9674. S&P +0.2% to 1051. Nasdaq +0.2%. Crude +0.4% to $71.19. Gold +0.7% to %1,047.10. Treasurys are flat. Euro flat vs. dollar. Yen +0.5%.