Major stock markets in Asia mostly rose on Monday as the final trading week of 2020 started, with traders cheering news that US President Donald Trump has signed the COVID-19 relief and spending bill after days of delay. The Kospi index and the Nikkei 225 led the gains. Meantime, stocks were almost flat in Hong Kong after Chinese regulators told Ant Group to switch its focus back to the payments business. Markets in Australia were closed for a holiday.