Nikkei 225 from Japan
0.6% while the Hong Kong Hang Seng index
increased by 1%. The Shanghai composite
0.2% advanced, like the Shenzhen Composite
edged up 0.1%. Kospi in South Korea
slightly down, while benchmarks in Singapore
won. Taiwan Taiex
rebounded from slight gains and losses, and the Australian S & P / ASX 200
jumped 2.2% as traders returned from their Monday holidays.
won while Samsung C&T fell
after a South Korean court refused to issue an arrest warrant against Lee Jae-yong, head of the Samsung group, citing a lack of evidence for corruption charges, according to the Yonhap news agency. Lee was imprisoned for about a year in 2017 for corruption and embezzlement, but was released pending a new trial.
Geopolitical tensions also increased after North Korea said it would cut communication channels with South Korea due to the South’s inability to prevent militants from sending anti-North leaflets across the balloon border.
“With a sense of risk at too bullish levels, wider markets will remain extremely sensitive to bad news on all fronts, whether economic or geopolitical,” wrote Stephen Innes, chief global market strategist at AxiCorp, in a note.
US stock indexes closed above or near their all-time highs on Monday as the country continued to reopen after the coronavirus closings, raising hopes of a rapid economic rebound.
Dow Jones industrial average
climbed 461.46 points, or 1.7%, to finish at 27,572.44, its sixth consecutive gain. The S&P 500
rose 38.46 points, or 1.2%, to finish at 3,232.39. The technology-intensive Nasdaq composite index
gained 110.66 points, or 1.1%, to finish at 9,924.74, a new closing record.
On the energy markets, benchmark for American crude
rose to $ 38.66 a barrel in ecommerce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude
, the benchmark for international oils, reached $ 41.24 a barrel in London.
dropped to 108.16 yen.