Asian markets finished with strong gains Tuesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 193.17 points, or 2.19%, to close at 9,033, taking a cue from Monday's sharp gains on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed above 9,000 for the first time since Dec. 4. Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng index gained 168.09 points, or 1.70%, to close at 10,030.37.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 21.75 points, or 0.31%, to 7,121.02.