Japanese Nikkei Index advanced 0.7%, while the Australian ASX Index was practically flat. On the negative side, Hong Kong Hang Seng Index dropped 0.6%, and Chinese Shangai Composite Index dipped 0.7%.
Investors confidence soared in Japan after the release of preliminary GDP figures, showing that the country's economy grew at a 3.9% annualized pace in the third quarter.
Yen lower; Euro and Pound, in range
USD/JPY has extended it's recovery from 80.50 area in November 9, as the pair, supported at 81.65 on Friday, bounced up to extend during Monday's Asian session to hit a fresh 5-week high right below 83.00.
EUR/USD decline from 1.4280 high in November 4 found support on Friday at 1.3570, and the pair bounced up later although, capped below downtrending 100-hoyr SMA on Friday and Monday's Asian session - at 1.3745 and 1.3750- to trade at 1.3650 session low ahead of the European opening.
GBP/USD bounced on Friday at 1.5985 low, and the pair was rejected, for the third time at 1.6180 on Friday's US session to ease further on Asian session reaching levels below 1.6100 ahead of the European opening.
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