MSCI Asia Pacific gained 1.5 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng climbed up 1.5 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose by 0.6 percent. Topix and Nikkei 225 Stocks are also both in the green area with 1.5 and 1.7 percent gains for them respectively. Futures on S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent. Dollar is taking a slow start of the trading week with 0.1 percent loss against the basket of six major indexes. Yen looks stronger with the weaker opponent – 0.2 percent price addition – 106.64 yen per dollar. Euro up 0.1 percent - $1.2319. Pound remains steady - $1.3858. 2.90 percent with 1 basis point rise is seen by the 10-year Treasuries today. Metals are all in the read today: gold looks weaker than one would expect – 1.4 percent loss 1312.10 USD per ounce. Silver lost 0.04 percent – 16.52 USD per ounce. Platinum lost 1 percent of the value per ounce – 963.00 USD. Palladium is still recovering and trying to breach a 1000 USD per ounce mark with no luck so far. For today the price is 988 USD. WTI climbed 3.2 percent on Friday and is a little changed since then – 62.05 USD per barrel.