Japan (NKY:IND) markets closed.
China (SHCOMP) markets closed. Markets in key trade partner China are closed this week for the Spring Festival.
Hong Kong (HSI) markets closed.
India (SENSEX) -0.53%. Traders were cautious ahead of releases of January retail inflation figures later today after the RBI kept key interest rates for the 6th consecutive meeting last week.
Australia (AS51) -0.39%.
Most markets in the Asia Pacific region were closed for holidays, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
In the U.S. on Friday, all three major indexes ended largely to the topside as traders digest the revised CPI for US and the Fed’s plans.
U.S. stock futures held steady on Monday as investors look forward to another set of key economic releases and earnings reports this week: Dow -0.04%; S&P 500 -0.06%; Nasdaq -0.10%.
In the US, inflation readings will be out Tuesday while a slew of Fed officials are set to speak in the following days.
Traders also look ahead to US retail sales figures on Thursday and producer inflation data on Friday, as well as remarks from at least seven Fed officials this week.