Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher in Thursday morning trade following an overnight surge on Wall Street.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.99% in early trade while the Topix index advanced about 0.8%.
South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.18%. Shares of industry heavyweight Samsung Electronics dipped about 0 3% despite the firm announcing Thursday its profit for the three months that ended in September likely rose 58% from a year ago.
Stocks in Australia also saw gains, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 1.14%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index lagged regionally among the region’s major markets, slipping 0.73%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.23% higher.