Opening calls are indicating a flat open this morning.
The Hang Seng is trading lower in the current session.
U.S. stocks clawed back from earlier losses to close mixed Wednesday amid renewed concerns about the debt crisis in Europe.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 22 points, or 0.2%, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 edged up less than 1 point, while the Nasdaq lost less than 1 point.
The French auction will take place at 9:50am London time with 7-8 billion euros worth of October 2021 and April 2026 bonds on offer.
Key economic data out of Europe on Thursday includes retail sales data from Germany at 7:00am UK time and a consumer confidence survey from France at 7:45am.
The European Union will release PPI figures for November at 10:00am London time.