Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday amid expectations of additional U.S. stimulus from the incoming Biden administration.
The Hang Seng climbed 0.93% to 28,496.86, Nikkei 225 jumped 0.85% to 28,698.26, straits times rose 0.76% to 3,000.00.The shanghai composite lost 0.91% to 3,565.90,set composites plunged 0.73% to 1,535.98.
European stocks were trading higher on Thursday as hopes of substantial fiscal stimulus from the incoming U.S. administration and positive data out of China boosted sentiment.
The FTSE 100 is up 0.64% while Germany's DAX is up 0.15% and France's CAC 40 is up 0.17%.
U.S. futures were trading slightly higher after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection.