Asian shares are expected to remain rising after a rebound in most markets yesterday. On Tuesday China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.5%, Taiwan's Taiex surged 2% and South Korea's Kospi added 1.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 1.2% spurred by Swiss banking major UBS's return to profit.
Most Asian stock markets were lower Friday due to some profit taking selling before the release of US non-farm payrolls data.
Asian major markets opened mixed on Thursday. South Korea's KOSPI and Hong Kong' Hang Seng Index were up in the morning, while Tokyo stocks traded lower, struggling between good and bad news.
Today the Asian markets include Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea opened higher following the upbeat sentiment in the US market. Nikkei was up by over 2% in early trade. China's Shanghai Composite opened lower but soon returned to the positive territory in early trade.