Attention in Asia this week is likely to turn to the release of HSBC's flash China purchasing managers' index (PMI) for February and a meeting of the Bank of Japan.
It's also budget time for India and Singapore, while the minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia's February meeting, trade data from Hong Kong and earnings results from miner BHP Billiton are also on the calendar.
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The HSBC flash PMI for February is out on Thursday and is likely to be in focus after it fell to a six-month low of 49.5 in January, suggesting China's economy got off to a weak start this year.
"In China, the flash HSBC manufacturing conditions PMI is expected to remain around the 50 level," said Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP Capital, said in a note, referring to the 50-mark that divides contraction from expansion.