Asian Markets Are Up

Japan stock market nikkei umbrellaREUTERS/Yuriko NakaoA man looks at share prices displayed outside a brokerage in Tokyo June 6, 2006.

The Nikkei opened up 0.34% in Monday trading to kick off a big week in markets.

Australia’s ASX 200 is up 0.46%.

Korea saw an ugly PMI report to start its day, but its Kospi index is shrugging it off and is basically flat.

We’ve got a bunch of manufacturing data coming up Tuesday, and of course non-farm payrolls Friday.

Happy Labour Day.

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