Asian index futures rose with U.S. stocks as the yen traded near a one-month low and Australia��s dollar held losses before an interest-rate review. Copper futures declined with the final reading on a private gauge of Chinese manufacturing due today.
Nikkei 225 Stock Average futures climbed 0.8 percent in Osaka as contracts on indexes in Australia and South Korea added 0.1 percent. Standard & Poor��s 500 Index futures were little changed as of 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo after the measure set a fresh record. Japan��s currency was at 102.38 per dollar, after yesterday reaching the weakest level since May 2. The Aussie slid 0.7 percent last session. Copper futures lost 0.1 percent, while gold was steady after retreating for the past five days.
Both Australia and India are projected to keep benchmark interest rates unchanged today, while the euro region reports on inflation before this week��s central bank meeting. The final HSBC Holdings Plc China factory gauge comes after an official index June 1 signaled the fastest growth in five months in May. A measure of non-manufacturing sectors is also due today. U.S. stocks reversed earlier losses after the Institute for Supply Management corrected its data to sho