Exchange The trading week opened drowsily, with small movements in China and Japan.
The new GDP data caused Japanese investors to wake up a bit more, and Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.7%, while the broader Topix is up 0.5%.
Rumors about potential new elections in the upper house of Parliament may have some pressure on the buy button.
If that's true, we can expect the government to form a financial package (to attract voters), says Makoto Sengoku in Tokyo Tokai.
Hang Seng in Hong Kong was marginally on the positive side in early trading, while the combined indexes in Shanghai and China fell by 0.3% and -0.2% respectively.