European markets are rising solidly after some positive industrial data early Wednesday.

Here's the scorecard:

France's CAC 40: +1.45%

Germany's DAX: +1.11%

UK's FTSE 100: +1.10%

Spain's IBEX: +1.02%

Italy's FTSE MIB: +1.06%

The Nikkei closed down in Tokyo, falling 0.90%, but Hong Kong's Hang Seng climbed 0.73% and the Shanghai Composite Index finished 1.66% higher. 

US futures are mixed: the S&P 500 is down 1.25 points but the Dow is up 10 points.

This all comes after some solid industrial surveys earlier in Europe which showed a solid industrial recovery in the works during March the eurozone's manufacturing PMI rose to 52.2, above expectations and the strongest in 10 months.

The US' manufacturing PMI from Markit is also out today, coming at 2:45 p.m. London time (9:45 a.m. NY time) last month the reading reached 55.1.

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