Asian stocks rose, after the regional benchmark gauge posted its biggest monthly drop since September, as energy and materials shares led gains.

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 0.1 percent to 146.38 as of 9:01 a.m. in Tokyo. The measure slid 3.4 percent in June, leaving it little changed for the quarter, as Chinese equities in Hong Kong slumped. The city’s stock market is closed Wednesday for a holiday.

An official report on China’s manufacturing industry for June will show the quickest expansion since October, while a private factory gauge will signal a fourth month of contraction, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg before data Wednesday. Greece missed a deadline for repaying $1.7 billion to the IMF after bailout talks with its creditors imploded, with investors now awaiting a July 5 vote by its people on whether they support austerity measures.

Source: Bloomberg