Topix gained 0.6 percent. Hang Seng index went down 0.1 percent. Kospi from South Korea went higher 0.6 percent. S&P 500 Index advanced 0.3 percent. MSCI Asia Pacific rose 0.2 percent. Dollar went down by 0.1 percent against the basket of six major currencies. Euro went up by as much - $1.2337. Yen went down by 0.3 percent – 107.65 yen per dollar. Pound is at the strongest point in as much as 22 months - $1.4291 per pound. WTI oil climbed 0.5 percent to $67.41 – fifth gaining day in a row brings the crude to the new highs in three years. Gold gained 2 percent = $1336.30 per ounce. Silver is 0.04 percent up - $16.47 per ounce. Platinum gained 1 percent - $928 per ounce. Palladium added 11 percent - $972 per ounce.