Opening calls are indicating a flat open this morning.
Indices are trading higher in the current session.
A broad rally lost steam during the final minutes of trading, but stocks still ended sharply higher Wednesday as investors welcomed the latest plan to recapitalize European banks.
Miner Rio Tinto will release its third quarter output figures and British retailer investment manager Ashmore is due to announce first quarter trade information.
Key economic data to watch includes German CPI data for September at 7:00 UK time and UK August trade figures at 9:30.