Japan's central bank will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting of February 19 and 19, headlining a light day for Asian economic activity.

The bank's Board of Governors voted unanimously to keep the overnight call rate unchanged at 0.10 percent. The board also decided to expand special funds-supplying operations in order to facilitate a fall in longer-term interest rates that are actually applicable to fund-raising by firms and relieve them from funding concerns.

Taiwan will provide February data for export orders and industrial output. Exports are predicted to decline 29.4 percent on year following the 41.67 percent annual fall in January. Industrial output is called lower by 29.5 percent on year after the 43.11 percent drop in the previous month.

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