Most Asian stocks gained on Tuesday, as technology companies surged and the prospect of strong corporate results helped alleviate worries about rising inflation.
A gauge of the dollar fell.
Shares rose in Japan Hong Kong and China.
Futures in the US were barely changed after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 rose overnight, boosted by confidence about corporate earnings.
Treasury yields fell and a flattening in the yield curve halted.
Government bonds in Australia rose after the central bank said that it is committed to maintaining extremely supportive monetary conditions in order to achieve a return to full employment.
The emphasis in China is on the debt-laden China Evergrande Group's real-estate arm and the coupon payment due on a local bond.