By Kane Wu

HONG KONG, June 8 (Reuters) – Asia stocks opened higher on Tuesday, cruising in the slipstream of a record high overnight gauge of global equity markets, with investors hoping for inflation and monetary policy clues later in a week full of key central bank meetings and data points.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.32% at 0130GMT, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 edged up 0.35%, as the country revised first-quarter data showing the economy shrank at a slower pace than initially reported.

MSCI’s gauge of Asia Pacific stocks outside Japan rose 0.11%, following the path taken by its All-Country World Index < .MIWD00000PUS>, which advance 0.1% on Monday, hitting its sixth record close in seven days.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index opened up 0.4% while China’s benchmark CSI300 Index opened flat.

The upward momentum comes as the G7 nations reached a landmark deal on Saturday to back a minimum global corporate tax rate of at least 15%, lifting…

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