Japan's Nikkei edged up on Monday morning, helped by Wall Street’s Friday gains, while the market awaited the outcome of trade talks between the leaders of Japan and United States.
The Nikkei share average added 0.3% to 21,181.80 at the midday break. Hit by intensifying U.S.-China trade frictions, the benchmark index has dropped 5% this month.
The market's direction is expected to rely on the outcome of the trade talks, while volume may stay subdued with fewer traders in the market as U.S. markets are closed on Monday for a holiday, analysts said.
The broader Topix added 0.4% at 1,546.90.
Source : Reuters