Singapore shares ended the morning session flat with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 1.14 points, or 0.04 per cent, at 2,560.21.
Around 1 billion shares exchanged hands.
Gainers beat losers 265 to 201.
At 12.30pm today, there were 216 gainers, 246 losers and 184 counters traded unchanged on the Bursa Malaysia.
The KLCI was at 1,028.24 up 2.54 points, the FBM2BRD was at 4,963.62 down 25.25 points, and the FBMEmas was at 6,824.83 up 25.61 points.
Turnover was at 280.031 million shares valued at RM500.685 million (S$209 million)
Hong Kong shares opened up 2.8 per cent on Monday, rallying on a Wall Street rebound last week after US authorities announced a massive federal bailout plan.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index jumped 541.29 points to 19,869.02.
Chinese share prices soared 6.38 per cent by midday on Monday as China's securities regulator introduced further stimulus measures to boost the stock market, dealers said.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index, which covers A and B shares, was up 132.39 points at 2,207.48.
The Shanghai A-share index gained 139.07 points, or 6.38 per cent, to 2,318.18 and the Shenzhen A-share index jumped 17.81 points, or 2.85 per cent, to 643.14.
Japanese share prices rose 1.98 per cent in morning trade on Monday on hopes over a US bailout for the financial sector, although the market was down from early highs, dealers said.
The Tokyo Stock Exchange's benchmark Nikkei-225 index rose 236.04 points to 12,156.90 by the end of the morning session.
The broader Topix index of all first-section shares edged up 25.58 points or 2.23 per cent to 1,174.70. -- AFP, BERNAMA, REUTERS