China stock markets are closed on Tuesday for a holiday.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index advanced 0.88%, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.43%, the Topix index also gained 0.29%, South Korea’s Kospi advanced 0.62% and the S&P/ASX 200 in Australia nudged fractionally higher.
As per media reports, investor focus was likely on US President Donald Trump’s health, as he left the hospital to return to the White House, where he will continue being treated for the coronavirus following his positive diagnosis last week.
Overnight stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 465.83 points, or 1.7%, to close at 28,148.64. The S&P 500 rose 1.8% to end its trading day at 3,408.62, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 2.3% to close at 11,332.49.
Meanwhile, oil prices were little changed, with international benchmark Brent crude futures above the flatline and US crude futures dipped fractionally.