CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Indonesia is scheduled to release a raft of data on Monday, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are November figures for imports, exports and trade balance, as well as December's inflation rate.
Imports are expected to rise 29.1 percent on year after climbing 47.6 percent in October. Exports are called higher by 16.7 percent on year following the 45.1 percent annual surge in the previous month. The trade balance is expected to show a surplus of $1.15 billion, down from $2.63 billion a month earlier. The inflation rate is expected to come in at 4.15 percent, easing from 6.96 percent in November.
Finally, most of the regional bourses are closed on Monday for the New Year holiday, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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