China -0.43%. China March CPI 0.7% y/y (vs. expected 1.0%).
Hong Kong +0.01%.
Australia +1.27%. Australia March business confidence -1.0 (prior -4.0) & business conditions 16 (prior 17).
Australian Consumer Sentiment for April jumps 9.4% m/m (vs. expected +1.5%).
Overnight in the U.S., major US stock indices are ending the day mix/little changed. The Dow industrial average rose 101.23 points or 0.30% at 33586.53; S&P index rose a 4.09 points or 0.10% at 4109.10; NASDAQ index fell -3.61 points or -0.03% at 12084.35.
The economic calendar on Monday was relatively light. Wholesale inventory figures for February came in less than expected at 0.1% M/M compared to the consensus figure of 0.2%.
Bitcoin tops $30,000 for the first time since June 2022; Ether also gained more than 3.78% to $1,923.59, hovering around below $2,000 level as well.
The Bank of Korea has held its key interest rate steady at 3.5% for 2nd straight meeting.
Shares of Alibaba surged 3.12% after announcement of ChatGPT-style product.
Further, a U.S. inflation report to be released on Wednesday could help investors gauge the near-term trajectory for interest rates.
Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as market participants weighed supply cuts from OPEC+ that would tighten the global market against concerns about further interest rate hikes potentially hurting demand.
Brent crude rose 8 cents at $84.26 a barrel by 0004 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate gained 11 cents to $79.85 a barrel.
Gold prices gained on Tuesday after falling over 1% in the previous session, as the dollar eased ahead of key U.S. inflation data.
Spot gold was up 0.5% at $1,999.11 per ounce, as of 0456 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.5% to $2,013.30.
Spot silver rose 0.1% to $24.93 per ounce, platinum added 0.5% at $996.58 and palladium gained 1.6% to $1,434.54.
US futures higher. Dow Jones +0.13%; S&P 500 +0.15%; Nasdaq +0.03%.