Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) up 0.8%
Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.1%
Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.5%
Seoul (Kospi) up 0.1%
Taipei (Taiex) up 0.2%
SGX Nifty is more or less flat and chances of of goi
Nikkei is closed due to a holiday out there however Nikkei averages in Singapore is down due to a higher yen against the dollar.
Some Australian data have come out , taking the nation’s currency higher.
Business confidence (Jan.): National Australia Bank’s business conditions index neared a three-year high, while business confidence index rose to +8 from +6, the first gain in four months.
(Housing prices (fourth-quarter ): Average home prices in the major cities rose 3.4% in the October-December period, beating expectations for a 3% gain,
Home loans (Dec.): Approvals for housing loans slipped 1.9% seasonally adjusted, where as expectations were for a 1% gain,