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Asia-Pacific markets were mixed ahead of a key monetary policy decision by the Bank of Japan, and fresh economic data points throughout the region.
The Bank of Japan will conclude its two-day policy meeting later in the day, with investors watching for any signs of the central bank raising its inflation forecasts. It is also expected to discuss further adjustments to its bond yield control.
Also on Tuesday, China purchasing manager’s index data for October will likely show manufacturing grew at an expansionary pace of 50.2, according to economists polled by Reuters.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 dipped 0.34%, while the Topix added 0.22% at open. South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.37%. The Kosdaq edged 0.06% lower.
Futures for Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index stood at 17,393, pointing to a weaker open compared to the HSI’s close of 17,406.36.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 was 0.47% higher.