SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Thursday morning trade, with South Korean stocks leading gains.
Elsewhere, shares in Australia also rose, with the S&P/ASX 200 up 0.5%.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.29% higher.
Mainland China markets remain closed on Thursday for the holidays.
Overnight stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 102.32 points to 34,416.99 while the S&P 500 gained 0.41% to 4,363.55. The Nasdaq Composite edged 0.47% higher to 14,501.91.
The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yield recently crossed 1.5% and has largely sustained above that level, last sitting at 1.5276%.
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 94.225 after recently rising from below 94.2.
(With Inputs from CNBC)
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