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Benchmark oil lingered above $101 per barrel while the dollar dropped against the euro and the yen.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index — reopening after a three-day holiday weekend — added 0.4 percent to 8,426.68. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 0.6 percent to 18,969.75 while South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.6 percent to 1,856.36. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 rose 1.1 percent at 4,152.20.

Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan, mainland China and Indonesia also posted gains.

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