Asian stock markets were mixed on Tuesday, while U.S. bond prices recovered.
U.S. futures moved higher, with the Nasdaq 100 up 0.06% after a technology selloff on Monday, Dow Jones futures up 0.05% and S&P 500 futures up 0.17%.
In Japan the Nikkei 225 closed down 0.03% 17,668.15 and the Topix rose 0.21% to 1,402.98. Leading banks Mitsubishi UFJ Financial and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial were among the main gainers, both rising about 4%.
In Hong Kong the Hang Seng was up 0.29% at 22,287.50, led by banks, insurers and real estate companies.
On mainland China the CSI 300 was down 0.01% at 3,429.87.
In Seoul the Kospi fell 0.35% to 1,967.53.
In Sydney the S&P ASX 200 closed down 0.36% at 5, 326.20. Miners slipped, with BHP Billiton (BHP) down 1.2%.
The dollar was recently down 0.08% against the yen at 108.33.
Brent crude was up 1.58% at $45.13 per barrel, while the spot gold price rose 0.43% to $1,226.65 an ounce. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond was recently down 6 basis points at 2.20%. The yield has risen 41 basis points in the past month.