Wall Street's main indexes rebounded on Wednesday after robust economic data from China easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers' approval of a law to delay Brexit provided relief to investors worried about global growth.
At closing bell, the Dow added nine-tenths of a percent, the S&P 500 1.1 percent and the Nasdaq Composite 1.3 percent.
On the Korean bourse, shares also rose on upbeat data from China.
The benchmark KOSPI ended up 1.2 percent at 19-88 whle the tech-heavy KOSDAQ
In the commodities market, strong economic data from China led a surge in oil prices
The U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate was up 4.2 percent trading at 56 dollars and 21 cents per barrel and international benchmark Brent crude was trading at 60-68 up 4.2 percent.