Stocks in Asia Pacific rose in morning trade on Monday, with the Bank of Japan due to kick off its monetary policy meeting.
In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.91% as shares of index heavyweights Fast Retailing and Softbank Group gained more than 1% each. The Topix index also advanced 0.47%.
The Japanese central bank begins its monetary policy meeting on Monday, as investors watch for policy moves from the central bank to grapple with the economic impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Over in South Korea, the Kospi added 0.31%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 also edged fractionally higher.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.09% higher.
Source : CNBC