Topix index went up 0.4 percent. Kospi gain4ed 0.2 percent. Hang Seng added 1.1 percent. Shanghai Composite index is 0.3 percent heavier. S&P 500 Futures rose 1.1 percent. Greenback’s index against the basket of six major currencies rose by less than 0.1 percent. Yen fell 0.4 percent – 107.17 yen per dollar. Euro is down by almost 0.1 percent - $1.2309. WTI crude is up 0.7 percent - $63.85 per barrel. Precious metals market is divided into two halves: Gold and silver lost 2.7 percent and 0.04 percent respectively. The respective prices for the metals are 1333.00 and 16.44. Platinum is up 2 percent - $933 per ounce. Palladium is up 3 percent - $929 per ounce.