Asian equity markets cheered another record close on Wall Street overnight, led by fresh six-year highs on Japan's benchmark index.
Japanese and Chinese markets will remain open on Christmas Day while the rest of the region will be closed.
Wall Street shares powered higher on Monday after data showed consumer sentiment at a five-month high and spending up in November, pushing the Dow to its 48th record close this year. Meanwhile, gains in Apple and Facebook lifted the Nasdaq to a 13-year high.
China's cash squeeze eased after the benchmark 7-day repurchase rate opened around 5.5 percent on Tuesday, well-off the previous day's 9 percent high, after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) injected $4.7 billion through open-market operations for the first time in three weeks.
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