Nikkei 225 closes higher by 1.39% at 23,295.48
A more upbeat day for Asian equities
The Nikkei is also rebounding upon a test of its 100-day moving average and the 2 November low, with better Chinese factory data earlier helping with sentiment in the region. The Hang Seng is up 1.1% while the Shanghai Composite is up just 0.1%.
It is a bit of a quiet one to start the new week, with US futures keeping calmer and up by ~0.2% while major currencies are reflecting little change for the most part.
AUD/USD is testing the 0.7000 handle as commodity currencies struggle a little while GBP/USD is lingering close to 1.2900 as the UK goes back into lockdown, overshadowing murmurs of some headway made on the Brexit front.