Asian shares neared nine-month highs on Monday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he hoped U.S.-China trade talks were approaching a final lap, while strong Chinese export and bank loan data boosted confidence in the global economy.
The optimism on trade together with the U.S. Federal Reserve pausing its rate tightening efforts and Britain lawmakers getting an extension on the country's exit from the European Union helped lift the mood in equities markets.
In early European trades, the pan-region Euro Stoxx 50 futures, German DAX futures and London's FTSE futures each rose about 0.2 percent. E-Minis for the S&P 500 were little changed.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.4 percent to its highest since late July. Chinese shares were buoyant, with the blue-chip CSI300 index rising 0.6 percent.
Source : Reuters