SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China rose sharply on Tuesday with the Shangahi Composite leading the way.
The Australian market which re-opened after the Queen's birthday long weekend, was also buoyant.
At the close on Tuesday Japan's Nikkei 225 was ahead 69.86 points or 0.33% at 21,204.28.
The Shanghai Composite rose 73.59 points or 2.58% to 2,925.72.
The Australian All Ordinaries advanced 99.20 points or 1.52% to 6,624.40.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng climbed 210.70 points or 0.76% to 27,789.34.
The euro continued its overnight recovery, seeing out the Asian session around 1.1323.
The British pound inched up to 1.2699.
The Japanese yen eased a fraction to 108.57. The Swiss franc was unchanged at 0.9898.
The Canadian dollar was a tad higher at 1.3254.
The Australian dollar weakened to 0.6957.
The New Zealand dollar also dived, last quoted at 0.6592.