In the UK, the FTSE 100 Index is virtually unchanged in morning trading, currently less than a point up at about 4,906 points.
Food and household products giant Unilever has added 12.25p to 520.25p, after analysts raised its share price.
Smith & Nephew is also up 12.50p to 543.50p, while British Sky Broadcasting Group has added 12p to 583.50p, after reporting 192,000 new subscribers in the second quarter, above analysts' forecasts.
After good performances yesterday, both Excel and Rio Tinto are down 27.50p to 845.50p and 37p to 1,666p respectively.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average index continues its surge adding 62 points to 10,551.94 points at its close late last night, led by American Express.
Amex is up $3.40 or 6.3% to $56.75 after announcing that it will spin off its financial-advisory unit.
Stocks also increased by a drop in oil prices with Exxon Mobil Corp adding $1.67 or 3.2% to $53.27.
McDonalds meanwhile, has lost $0.41 to $31.98.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Stock Average increased 0.2% to 11,407.14 at its close early this morning, led by steel companies, after reports that the industry is in talks with automakers, electronics companies and shipbuilders to increase the prices of steel sheet by 20% in April.
The Topix Iron & Steel Index added 2.5%, led by Nippon Steel up 2.4% to 258 yen, while JFE Holdings picked up 2.6% to 2,940 yen.
Yahoo Japan gained 2.7% to 541,000 yen on reports that advertising and consumer business is picking up on the Internet.
NEC Electronics, the world's largest maker of chips for mobile-phone displays, added a percentage point to 5,160 yen.IFAonline
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