Shares advanced in Asian early Tuesday

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%.

Oil Prices

  • 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.

Gold Price

  • Spot gold lost 0.08% to $1,700 an ounce.

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