Nikkei 225 closes higher by 0.25% at 22,277.97
Tokyo's main index pushes higher on firmer session for Asian equities
Risk is slightly more optimistic to begin the new day and that's very much reflected in the way Asian stocks have performed so far. Chinese data earlier allowed markets to breathe a sigh of relief and that's what we're seeing across risk assets ahead of European trading.
The Shanghai Composite is up by 0.4% currently, while US 10-year yields are up by 1 bps to 2.60%. USD/JPY stays flat at 111.99 currently as price continues to do battle around the 112.00 handle for the third day running this week.