Asia higher ahead of BOJ, China trade data

|By:, SA News Editor

The Nikkei rises 0.7% ahead of the BOJ's policy statement, as investors search for bargains after yesterday's drubbing. Shares of Kubota (KUBTY.PK) are up better than 5% as the company's results top estimates.

Elsewhere, the Shanghai Composite is largely flat while the market awaits Chinese trade data. The Kospi, ASX, and Hang Seng are all higher by around 0.5%.