Asia Markets: Nikkei scares up gains as Asian stocks mostly advance

Asian stock markets mostly rose in early trading Monday, with Japan leading gains in the region, as investors shrugged off worries about U.S.-China trade relations and continued tech-stock weakness on Wall Street.

Japan’s Nikkei NIK, +0.22% was up 0.6% as the yen USDJPY, +0.01% retreated against the dollar, last at ¥111.97 versus ¥111.87 in late New York trade on Friday. Still, some major companies were under pressure, with Toyota 7203, -0.83% and SoftBank 9984, -1.00% lower. But Honda 7267, +0.49% was up 1.2% a day ahead of its earnings report.

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