Stocks in Asia-Pacific traded higher Thursday morning following an overnight bounce for shares stateside.
Mainland Chinese stocks were higher in early trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.75% while the Shenzhen component jumped 1.308%.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 0.57% in morning trade while the Topix index advanced 0.72%.
South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.72%. Shares of Kakao Games soared more than 100% from their issue price in the opening minutes of their debut in South Korea.
Shares in Australia also advanced, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.64%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.62% higher.