Asia Higher

Asian markets were higher on Monday. European stocks markets were closed for the Easter Monday holiday

European stock markets were closed on Monday.

Asian markets were higher on Monday. The Nikkei 225 gained 31.20 points, or 0.27%, to close at 11,792.30. Shares in Tokyo gained ground for a third straight trading day. NEC, Advantest, Kyocera, and Honda all went up. Nitto Denko jumped 2.3% after Merrill Lynch upgraded the stock to buy. Precision machinery maker Dainippon Screen also surged 4.8% after Nomura Securities upgraded the stock's rating to "2". On the downside, Japan Airlines fell 2.2% after the government announced an investigation into the state of safety checks at the airline.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng was closed today due to Easter Monday holiday.

Canada's benchmark TSX/S&P lost 50.73 points, or 0.53%, to close at 9,482.37.

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