PT. KPF – Japanese stocks rose ahead of policy meetings by the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan and as more than 300 local companies prepare to report earnings this week. Precision-instrument makers led gains.
The Topix index added 0.1 percent to 1,620.31 as of 9:02 a.m. in Tokyo, with two stocks rising for each that fell. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average gained 0.1 percent to 20,039.05. The yen added 0.1 percent to 118.91 per dollar, strengthening for a third day.

E-mini futures on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index were little changed after the underlying measure gained 0.2 percent to a record on Friday in New York as Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Inc. rallied after posting quarterly results.

About 330 Topix companies will report results this week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Robot maker Fanuc Corp., heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu Ltd. and camera maker Canon Inc. are among companies releasing earnings Monday.

The BOJ concludes a two-day meeting on Thursday in Tokyo and the Fed releases its policy decision on Wednesday in the U.S.
Source : Bloomberg

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