Published: Monday June 18, 2012 MYT 12:27:00 PM
Updated: Monday June 18, 2012 MYT 3:06:06 PM
Asian markets higher on Monday
KUALA LUMPUR: Key Asian markets were higher in Monday's morning trade, as investor sentiment was buoyed by the election victories of pro-bailout politicians in Greek elections.
The results of the Greek election calmed fears that Greece might leave the euro currency union, and at 12.15pm today, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was up 1.86% to 8,729.05 while Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index was higher by 1.55% to 19,532.16.
Shanghai's A share index was 0.69% higher at 2,322.86 and South Korea's Kospi Index also rose 2.04% to 1,896.03.
Singapore's Straits Times Index rose 1.15% to 2,843.41 while the local bourse's benchmark index was up 0.41% to 1,585.71.