Topix gained 0.2 percent.
Hang Seng advanced 0.5 percent.
S&P 500 Futures rose 0.2 percent.
MSCI Asia Pacific went up by 0.4 percent.
Dollar lost 0.1 percent against the basket of six major currencies.
Yen fell 0.1 percent – 109.82 yen per dollar.
Euro stands still - $1.1722.
Metals are all in the green zone for now which is a welcome change after several weeks of losing by at least one position.
Gold added 2.3 percent - $1298.10.
Silver advanced 0.07 percent - $16.53.
Platinum grew 3 percent - $902.00 per ounce.
Palladium rose 2 percent - $990.00 per ounce.
WTI rose 0.5 percent – $65.84 per barrel.