Asia off to slow start ahead of U.S. data deluge – Reuters

Asian share markets got off to a slow start on Monday as holidays in China and Japan crimped volumes and investors awaited a raft of data this week which should show the U.S. leading a global economic recovery.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) was all but flat after taking a bit of a spill on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei (.N225) was shut for a holiday, but Nikkei futures edged up 0.2%.
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