Asian shares rose after positive close on Wall Street on Friday, while the euro advanced as investors expected Europe to follow the Federal Reserve with more interest-rate hikes.
Japanese and Australian equities gained about 1% and U.S. futures advanced after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 snapped three-week losing streaks on Friday. Markets in China, Hong Kong and South Korea are closed for holidays Monday.
At 6:30 a.m., the Singapore-traded SGX Nifty–an early barometer of India’s benchmark Nifty 50–traded 0.16% higher at 17,870.50 points.
West Texas Intermediate crude slipped 0.9% to $86.02 a barrel.
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