Syria is sure to dominate discussions at the G-20 conference in Russia, which kicks off Thursday. Investors will be listening closely to assess if and when a military strike may occur. The G-20 summit was meant to focus on the global economy, but the debate over Syria is expected to overshadow the event.
Shares in LinkedIn(LNKD) continued were lower in premarket trading Thursday, though they had recovered somewhat from earlier losses. The company sold more than$1.2 billion in stock in a secondary offering Wednesday night. The company's shares are still up more than 100% this year.
European markets were all moving higher in morning trading, with London's FTSE 100 index leading the way with a nearly 0.4% gain.
In Asia, the Mumbai Sensex rallied by roughly 2% near the end of the trading day as investors welcomed early policy moves from Rahguram Rajan, the new head of India's central bank.