Asia-Pacific stocks were expected to trade higher Monday after investors digested China’s growth target in its parliamentary sessions. They also looked ahead to the week's economic data.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.6% ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia's decision Tuesday, with economists surveyed by Reuters expecting to see a 25 basis point hike in its cash rate.
The Nikkei futures contract in Chicago was at 28,196 and its counterpart in Osaka was at 28,210, up against the Nikkei 225's last close at 27,927.47. South Korea's inflation showed further easing in February.
Futures for the Hang Seng index