Shares advanced in Asia early Tuesday after Wall Street shook off a weak start and ended with modest gains thanks to another solid showing from big technology companies.
- FTSE futures up 1.31%.
- EuroSTOXX 50 futures 1.5% higher, after sharp falls on Monday.
- U.S. stock futures rose 0.75%.
- Amid light trading volumes, with China, Japan and South Korea closed for public holidays.
- MSCI broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.84%.
- The gains were led by Australia’s ASX 2000, which rose 1.42%.
- Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed 0.84%.
- Brent crude rose 4% to $28.30 a barrel, up for a sixth straight day.
- U.S. crude rose 6.03% to $21.60 a barrel, as countries began loosening coronavirus restrictions and crude supply cuts took effect.
- The dollar index dropped 0.1%, as commodity currencies inched up.
- Spot gold lost 0.08% to $1,700 an ounce.