Asian stocks are expected to rise slightly, with currencies remaining steady overall. China’s Shanghai Composite and Japan’s Topix indexes saw their best performance in half a month while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is poised for its strongest two-day advance in over two months. Despite some geopolitical issues, investors are still optimistic about the short-term economic outlook, with traders looking forward to the results of ongoing stimulus measures and central-bank easing. Overall, Asian markets appear to be staying steady with cautious optimism.