Asia Pacific markets are trading mixed on Monday as investors were cautious about a possible global economic downturn following key data in the US and China, missed expectations last week.
Niss's share advanced 1.11 percent as its former boss, Carlos Ghosn, eventually sought permission from the Tokyo District Court to attend in the automaker's board meeting Tuesday, Reuters said, referring to a source.
Ghosn, the former Nissan chairman, was released from a detention center in Tokyo last week at $ 9 million in bail after being arrested for more than 100 days on financial default. He has called these costs "meritless."
In South Korea, Kospi was close to 2,138.10, while large indices in Singapore and Malaysia fought for afternoon trade gains. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index traded up 0.93 percent. Indian shares rose after the country announced on Sunday that it will hold the parliamentary elections in seven stages from April 11. The Nifty 50 was up 1.09 percent while the Indian rupee traded around 69.91 to the dollar at 3:21. HK / SIN, strengthening from levels above 70.40 last week.
ASX 200 in Australia fell 0.38 percent to 6.180.20 as most sectors declined. The energy sector was down 1.55 per cent as oil stocks withdrew: Santos shares were down 2.16 per cent, Oil search lowered by 1.99 per cent and Woodside Petroleum fell 1.73 per cent.
Oil prices were pushed on Friday after data that showed US job gain came to a grinding in February while Chinese imports and exports last year declined. The European Central Bank also slashed the growth outlook for the eurozone.
U.S. crude rose 0.66 percent to $ 56.44 a barrel Monday afternoon in Asian hours while the international benchmark Brent was up 0.58 percent at $ 66.12.