Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.78% in this early morning trade, shrugged off slower-than-expected exports data to rise early Wednesday, while the rest of the region posted a tepid open following a lackluster lead from Wall Street, Cnbc.com reported. Nymex’s crude oil fell 0.7% to US$45.96 per barrel in Asian trading this morning and gold inched down 0.01% to US$1,177.50 per ounce.To subscribe please click here