Asian equities follow Wall Street higher into the quarter-end

Nikkei 30-06

But some of the early enthusiasm has waned in the past hour, with risk seemingly taking a slight knock after the virus news from Australia here.

That said, Asian equities are still modestly higher with the Hang Seng up by 0.4% and the Shanghai Composite up by 0.8%, as we look towards the closing stages.

There's also a hint of window dressing as well, which should not be much of a surprise as this tends to happen amid the end of the quarter and half-year in markets.

In the major currencies space, the turn in risk is seeing the dollar mildly more bid with AUD/USD falling from 0.6882 to 0.6860 currently.