CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Japan will on Wednesday release November figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Imports are expected to jump 21.7 percent on year after spiking 26.1 percent in October. Exports are called higher by 8.0 percent following the 18.6 percent jump in the previous month. The trade balance is expected to show a deficit of 1,335.9 billion yen following the 1,090.7 billion yen shortfall a month earlier.
Australia will see November results for skilled vacancies and for the Westpac leading index. Vacancies were down 0.1 percent on month in October, while the index added 0.1 percent on month.
New Zealand will provide December data for the NBNZ indexes for business confidence and activity outlook; in November, they were at 60.5 and 47.1, respectively.
China will see November numbers for the leading and coincident indexes from the Conference Board; in October, they were up 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.
Malaysia will release November CPI data, with analysts expecting inflation to come in at 2.9 percent - up from 2.8 percent in October, when CPI also had risen 0.4 percent on month.
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