A weaker yen combined with better exports data saw the Nikkei 225 climb
Earnings is one spur to the current US stock market rally as the Dow surpasses 23,000 underscoring the feel-good economic story - thus far.
Sterling slipped slightly as UK wage growth and employment numbers landed from the Office of National Statistics earlier
Markets in Asia overnight were solid enough with the Nikkei 225 up +0.25% to 21,389.55
Dow nipped past the 23,000 barrier before trimming earlier gains while the two main market averages performance was muted
Sterling fell -0.65% earlier as Bank of England governor Mark Carney fudged a rate hike commitment in the near future.
Sterling so far remains unimpressed by Theresa May’s dash to Brussels yesterday
Dow breaks 22,900 as financial stocks recover and Apple's share price ascended after bullish analyst report.