CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Australia will on Wednesday release September numbers for private sector credit and building approvals, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Private sector credit is expected to rise 0.2 percent on month and 3.9 percent on year after collecting 0.2 percent on month and 4.1 percent on year in August. Building approvals are called higher by 1.0 percent on month and 2.1 percent on year after jumping 6.4 percent on month and plummeting 15.4 percent on year in August.
Japan will see September numbers for housing starts and labor cash earnings, as well as the October reading for the Nomura Manufacturing PMI. Housing starts are expected to surge 17.0 percent on year after falling an annual 5.5 percent. Earnings are called lower by 0.4 percent on year after adding 0.2 percent in the previous month. The manufacturing PMI saw a score of 48.0 in September.
Thailand will announce September figures for imports, exports and trade balance. In August, imports were at $18.02 billion and exports were worth $19.56 billion for a trade surplus of $1.54 billion.
Malaysia will provide producer price data for September; in August, PPI was up 0.1 percent on month and down 0.5 percent on year.
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