Asian Market Commentary

Asian markets rose on the first trading day of the Year of the Sheep, buoyed by a bailout deal between Greece and the euro zone last week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.9 percent, while both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished 0.6 percent higher.

Japan’s key Nikkei 225 index hit fresh 15-year highs at 18,499 for the third consecutive session on Monday

Australia’s benchmark S&P ASX 200 index edged up in early trade

South Korea’s Kospi index retreated slightly from a two-and-a-half-month opening high on its first day of trade after being shut since last Wednesday

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