US exchanges are closed on Monday for Memorial Day.
European financial markets on Monday showed growth: the Paris CAC-40 rose 1 percent, Frankfurt’s DAX-1.5 percent. London’s FTSE exchange is closed on a public holiday.
Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed up 1.7 percent after the government announced the imminent lifting of the state of emergency in Tokyo. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.1 percent after a tough day amid a new series of protests over a Chinese-imposed law that opponents say will strip the city of its semi-Autonomous status.
The Shanghai index closed slightly higher (0.15 percent), while Sydney’s S&P/ASX rose 2.1 percent. Seoul’s KOSPI added 1.2 percent, and Taiwan’s TSEC added 0.5 percent.
US crude oil is trading at $ 33.49 a barrel, up 0.7 percent, while the price of benchmark Brent crude is almost unchanged at $ 35.11 a barrel.
All three US stock exchanges are closed on Memorial Day on Monday.