HONG KONG (AFP) - Asian markets rose Monday after slim gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, with G20 finance ministers agreeing at the weekend to keep stimulus measures in place despite signs of global recovery. Hong Kong closed up 1.73 percent at a two-week high and Sydney gained 1.76 percent. However, Tokyo trade was muted, adding just 0.20 percent as investors took a dim view of US data showing unemployment above 10 percent. Asia took its cue from Wall Street which Friday rose 0.17 percent despite the disappointing US figures. Analysts said the report highlighted slow progress in bringing down unemployment as the economy emerges from recession, leaving the market hesitant. Asian trade was also laced with caution ahead of Japanese machinery orders and Chinese factory data due out Wednesday. Shanghai closed 0.37 percent higher Monday. Investors were also waiting to see how Wall Street will react to earnings reports from US retailers, including Wal-Mart this week, said analysts. TOKYO: Up 0.20 percent. The Nikkei-225 climbed 19.64 points to 9,808.99. The market is unlikely to move much before Wednesday, Daiwa Securities SMBC market analyst Yumi Nishimura told Dow Jones Newswires. HONG KONG: Up 1.73 percent. The Hang Seng Index added 377.83 points to close at a two-week high of 22,207.55. Analysts said US dollar weakness is spurring liquidity flows into the local market because of the low cost of borrowing the greenback for investment, while Hong Kong assets are attractive due to the local currencys US dollar peg. SYDNEY: Up 1.76 percent. The S&P/ASX200 rose 80.9 points to 4,674.9. SHANGHAI: Up 0.37 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index, which covers both A and B shares, was up 11.55 points to 3,175.59. SEOUL: Up 0.28 percent. The KOSPI ended up 4.33 points at 1,576.79. The US gains (Friday) despite weak employment data seemed to have provided a relief in the domestic market, said Kim Young-June, an analyst at SK Securities. TAIPEI: Up 0.99 percent. The index rose 73.65 points to 7,536.70. The market opened up after reports that Taiwan and China will soon sign a memorandum of understanding on financial cooperation, dealers said. SINGAPORE: Up 1.32 percent. The Straits Times Index advanced 35.17 points to 2,693.38. BANGKOK: Up 2.13 percent. The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) composite index rose 14.85 points to close at 713.48. KUALA LUMPUR: Up 0.55 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index rose 6.99 points to 1,267.75. JAKARTA: Up 0.47 percent. The Jakarta Composite Index rose 11.33 points to 2,406.43. MANILA: Down 0.54 percent. The index gave up 15.76 points to 2,915.71. WELLINGTON: Up 0.16 percent. The NZX-50 closed up 4.90 points at 3,165.07. MUMBAI: Up 2.11 percent. The 30-share Sensex rose 340.44 points to 16,498.72.