China -0.43%. China March CPI 0.7% y/y (vs. 1.0% expected).
hong kong +0.01%.
Australia +1.27%. Australia Business Confidence in March -1.0 (before -4.0) and Economic Conditions 16 (before 17).
Australian consumer sentiment for April jumped 9.4% m/m (vs. +1.5% expected).
Overnight in the US, major US equity indices end the day mix/little changed. The Dow Industrial Average rose 101.23 points or 0.30% to 33,586.53; The S&P index rose 4.09 points or 0.10% to 4109.10; The NASDAQ index fell -3.61 points or -0.03% to 12084.35.
Monday’s economic calendar 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 breaks above $30,000 for the first time since June 2022; Ether also gained over 3.78% to $1,923.59, also hovering below the $2,000 level.
The Bank of Korea kept its key rate unchanged at 3.5% for the second meeting in a row.
Alibaba shares jumped 3.12% after announcing a ChatGPT-like product.
Additionally, a US inflation report to be released on Wednesday could help investors gauge the short-term path of interest rates.
Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as market participants weighed OPEC+ supply cuts that would tighten the global market amid concerns that further interest rate hikes could hurt demand.
Crude Brent rose 8 cents to $84.26 a barrel at 0004 GMT, while the US West Texas Intermediate gained 11 cents to $79.85 a barrel.
Gold prices rose on Tuesday after falling more than 1% in the previous session as the dollar eased ahead of key US inflation data.
Spot gold was up 0.5% at $1,999.11 an ounce, at 0456 GMT. US gold futures rose 0.5% to $2,013.30.
Cash rose 0.1% to $24.93 an ounce, platinum added 0.5% to $996.58 and palladium gained 1.6% to $1,434.54.
US futures higher. Dow Jones +0.13%; S&P500 +0.15%; Nasdaq +0.03%.