The dollar gained against most peers, while Japanese stocks increased after records in New York amid global central-bank efforts to prop up economic growth. Oil retreated with Norways krone.
Japans Topix index climbed 0.7 percent by 9:11 a.m. in Tokyo, as the yen slipped 0.1 percent to 118.37. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.2 percent while a 1.9 percent drop by BHP Billiton Ltd. dragged Australias S&P/ASX 200 Index lower. Futures on the Standard & Poors 500 Index were little changed after the U.S. gauge and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at records. Norways currency weakened 0.3 percent while oil in New York slipped 0.2 percent.
Japanese markets resume after a holiday during which Chinas central bank cut interest rates. While gross domestic product growth in the three months through Sept. 30 is likely to be revised lower. A final reading on German third-quarter economic expansion is due after an unexpected increase in business confidence amid European Central Bank President Mario Draghis efforts to win support for more measures.
The S&P 500 has rebounded 11 percent from a six-month low last month. The gauge had plunged as much as 7.4 percent as concern grew Europe was leading a global growth slowdown. It has closed above its five-day moving average for 27 consecutive trading sessions, the longest such streak in history, according to Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technician at MKM Holdings LLC.