Asian share markets pushed higher on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, while pressuring safe-haven bonds and the yen.
Liquidity was lacking, however, with Japan off and a partial market holiday in the United States for Columbus Day. MSCI™s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged up 0.5%.
Australia's main index gained 0.9% and South Korea .KS11 firmed 1.3%.
While Tokyo was on holiday, Nikkei futures were...