It's a busy week for the economy with only four trading days to pack in some of the most important economic data of the month, including the big May jobs report due out on Friday.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan stood little changed. Japan's Nikkei edged up 0.1 percent and Australian shares were flat. The dollar index against a basket of major currencies was steady at 97.435 after rising on Friday thanks to upbeat U.S. gross domestic product data.
Markets in Asia were mostly flat in early Monday trade after the latest missile test by North Korea this morning.