World stocks mostly rose on Monday ahead of more trade talks between Chinese and American officials in Washington this week.
After Asia closed higher, France’s CAC 40 gained 0.1 percent to 5,157 while the DAX in Germany eased 0.2 percent to 11,272. Britain’s FTSE 100 also shed 0.2 percent to 7,220.
Wall Street was due to remain closed for President’s Day, and the future contracts for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were flat.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 advanced 1.8 percent to 21,281.85 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.7 percent to 2,210.89.
The Shanghai Composite index rose 2.7 percent to 2,754.36.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was 1.6 percent higher at 28,347.01. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index added 0.4 percent to 6,089.80. Shares rose in Taiwan and throughout Southeast Asia.
U.S. crude added 26 cents to $55.85 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Brent crude, used to price international oils, fell 15 cents at $66.10 per barrel in London. It picked up $1.68 on Friday.
The dollar strengthened to 110.54 yen from 110.48 yen late Friday.
The euro rose to $1.1332 from $1.1293.