Asian stocks edged up on Monday as investors were focused on euro zone core inflation data.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares increased 0.25 percent.
Japan's Nikkei finished down 0.2 percent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng ticked up 1 percent to a two-year peak.
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index was up 0.3 percent and South Korea’s Kospi index gained 0.1 percent.