Asian shares rose Monday in Asia as investors were encouraged by positive reports about President Donald Trump’s health after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
- Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.2% to 23,316.08.
- South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.3% to 2,356.80.
- Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 surged 2.4% to 5,932.40.
- Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.5% to 23,801.97.
- Markets are closed in Shanghai until Friday.
- In energy trading, benchmark U.S. crude rose 89 cents to $37.94 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell $1.67 to $37.05 on Friday.
- Brent crude, the international standard, gained 83 cents to $40.10 a barrel.
- The U.S. dollar inched up to 105.55 yen from 105.34 yen.
- The euro cost $1.1733, up from $1.1717.