BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - The Bank of Japan will on Thursday conclude its monetary policy meeting and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
The BoJ is widely expected to keep rates on hold at 0.10 percent. The bank also will release its statement on monetary policy.
Japan also will see October figures for supermarket sales and machine tool orders. In September, supermarket sales were up 0.4 percent on year, while machine tool orders jumped an annual 8.4 percent.
Singapore will release revised GDP data for the third quarter of 2013. Last month's advance estimate called for an increase of 5.1 percent on year and a contraction of 1.0 percent on quarter.
Malaysia will provide unemployment figures for September; in August, the unemployment rate was 3.2 percent with a participation rate of 69.1 percent.
China will announce the November results for the HSBC/Markit flash manufacturing PMI, with analysts expecting the index to ease to 50.8 from 50.9 in October.
New Zealand will release credit card spending numbers for October; in September, spending was down 0.1 percent on month and up 5.2 percent on year.
Hong Kong will provide consumer price data for October, with analysts expecting the inflation rate to hold steady at 4.6 percent.
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