Global stock markets rose Thursday, according to AP. Investors have been reducing exposure to Asia\'s emerging markets for several weeks, anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin withdrawing its monetary stimulus. In early European trading, Britain\'s FTSE 100 rose 0.7 percent to 6,475.45. Germany\'s DAX advanced 0.4 percent to 8,193.73. France\'s CAC-40 added 0.4 percent to 3,976.58. Wall Street futures signaled a higher open. Dow Jones futures rose 0.3 percent to 14,848. S&P 500 futures rose 0.3 percent to 1,637.20. Asian stocks also posted solid gains. Japan\'s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to close at 13,459.71. South Korea\'s Kospi advanced 1.2 percent to 1,907.54. Hong Kong\'s Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent to 21,704.78. Australia\'s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1 percent to 5,092.40.