• Asian markets were poised for a mixed open after US stocks edged lower and Treasuries sold heavily as solid US factory data reinforced speculation that the Federal Reserve will be in no rush to cut interest rates.
  • Shares in Australia saw slight gains after the Easter holiday, while equity futures in Japan rose Tuesday, supported by a weaker yen. Hong Kong equity markets also return after a break. US futures were little changed after the S&P 500 fell 0.2% Monday and the Nasdaq rose by the same margin.