Opening calls are indicating a higher open this morning.
The Hang Seng average is trading higher in the current session.
U.S. stocks shaved early losses and ended higher Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve said it plans to keep interest rates near historic lows through late 2014.
Key corporate data to watch on Thursday includes fourth quarter earnings from Swedish fashion retailer H&M at 7:00am UK time and Nokia is expected to release full year results.
Economic data includes consumer confidence reports from Germany at 7:10am London time, followed by France at 7:45am.