Asian markets were mostly up and U.S. stock futures were up as well in early Thursday trading.

Japan's Nikkei 225 was up 103.75 points, or 0.52%, to 20,234.16. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was also up, 182.23 points, or 0.71%, at 25,865.73. Stocks were 0.97% higher in Singapore at 3,246.88.

In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were up 0.16%, while Nasdaq and S&P futures edged higher, up 0.14% and 0.19% respectively.

Gold futures were up $3.60, or 0.29%, to $1,252.70, while oil futures were up 0.47%.

On Wall Street Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.68% higher, at 21,454.61. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also rose, 0.88% and 1.43%, respectively, to close at 2,440.69 and 6,234.41.