• Asian equities are set to open the week with a tailwind from US stocks closing at the highest in a month as easing inflation expectations fuel January’s global share rally.
  • Shares climbed in South Korea and Australia, while futures for Hong Kong pointed higher after an index of US-listed Chinese stocks ended Friday at the strongest level since July.
  • Japan painted a different picture with stocks opening lower as the yen’s rebound continued to weigh on exporters. Investors also remain on guard for another surprise from the country’s central bank when it sets policy on Wednesday.