Trading in the region is expected to be relatively subdued with markets closed for holidays in mainland
Sentiment was underpinned by the Dow and S&P 500 both closing at new highs on Friday.
Traders and investors are watching for two events later this week, including the May U.S. jobs report to be released Friday.
Economists expect the U.S. economy created 220,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent, according to FactSet, a financial information provider.
"The growth strategies are going to have a positive impact," he said. The
The Dow rose 18.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 16,717.17 on Friday, less than two points above its previous record high set on
The S&P 500 index rose 3.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,923.57, also closing at a record. The only index to fall was the Nasdaq composite, which ended down 5.33 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,242.62.
May was the best month for U.S. investors since February. The S&P rose 2.1 percent for the month, while the Dow rose 0.8 percent and the Nasdaq rose 3.1 percent.
"The rise may take a day or it may take a week, but it is going up in a natural way," he said. "The perception is becoming more widespread that
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery was up
The euro was little changed at
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