Major bourses in the Asia Pacific region were mostly in the green on Monday after Fed Chair Powell, during the speech at the Jackson Hole, managed to flag an exit from a monetary stimulus that did not suggest a rush to raise interest rates. The Nikkei led the gains (0.5%), on reports that retail sales in Japan rose more than estimated in July. The Kospi also went up 0.3%, rising for the second straight session, lifted by hopes that South Korea’s exports have grown for the 10th month in August. In Australia, shares added 0.2%, after data showed Q2 corporate profits grew the most in a year and as traders await the country’s Q2 GDP data later in the week. Stocks in China and Hong Kong were little changed however, as traders continue to worry over a regulatory crackdown.