Asian shares were traded higher on Friday on hopes for additional economic stimulus after President-elect Joe Biden takes office. A new state of emergency in the Tokyo region to combat surging coronavirus cases did little to dampen market optimism.
In Asia, the Kospi gained3.97% to 3,152.18,while the Strait times surged 2.97%.The Nikkei 225 jumped 2.36%,the Hong Kong's Hang Seng surged 1.2% to 27,878.22, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.17% to 3,570.11.
European stocks higher after positive results from microchip makers Micron Technology and STMicroelectronics.
In Europe, The CAC 40 is up 0.32% while Germany's DAX is up 0.66% and London's FTSE 100 is up 0.01%.
North and South American markets finished broadly higher on Thursday with shares in Brazil leading the region.