Asian shares inched forward and the yen slipped in early trade on Tuesday after Crimea's vote to join Russia passed relatively peacefully, but investors remained wary ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve policy review.
US stocks climbed on Monday, with the S&P 500 bouncing from its worst weekly drop in the past seven, as concerns eased over the situation in Crimea, while economic data indicated the economy was improving after a winter slowdown.
KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH
Reserve Bank of India to conduct a pre-policy meet with market participants
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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Under-pressure United Stock Exchange in talks to be acquired by BSE
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Infosys wins application development contract from Volvo