Japan was closed for a holiday. Most other Asia markets were higher.
The Hang Seng was up 2.7% to 14,344.
The Shanghai Composite was off .5% to 1,718.
The FTSE rose 1.1% to 4,421 at the open. The Dax was up 1.8% to 5,078. The CAC 40 moved up 1% to 3,523.
Douglas A. McIntyre.