Asian equities rose and the dollar dipped on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve indicated it was not in a rush to end quantitative easing and begin hiking rates.
Traders expect the market to remain range-bound until the federal budget announcements which will start at 11 am.
Most Asian currencies trading stronger. The dollar started at one-week lows against a basket of major currencies.
Indian rupee is seen moving in a 59.50 to 59.80 range until the budget.