Japanese stocks rose, led by energy explorers and banks, as investors await an emergency summit in Brussels that could decide Greece’s future in the euro zone.
The Topix added 0.2 percent to 1,633.57 as of 9:03 a.m. in Tokyo, with three shares rising for every two that fell. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 0.2 percent to 20,205.13. U.S. futures rose after Greece at the weekend proposed “a definitive solution” to unlock bailout funds, according to a government statement.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is heading to Brussels for back-to-back meetings, culminating in an emergency summit Monday.