CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - China will on Friday release December figures for consumer and producer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Consumer prices are expected to rise 1.5 percent on year after gaining 1.4 percent in November, while PPI is tipped to fall an annual 3.1 percent after shedding 2.7 percent in the previous month.
Australia will see retail sales data for November, plus December results for the Performance of Construction Index from AiG.
Retail sales are expected to add a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on month after gaining 0.4 percent in October. The construction index had a score of 45.4 in November.
Japan will see preliminary November numbers for its leading and coincident indexes; in October, they were at 104.5 and 109.9, respectively.
Malaysia will release November numbers for manufacturing and industrial production. In October, manufacturing production fell 0.4 percent on month and gained 3.0 percent on year, while industrial production added 0.6 percent on month and 5.0 percent on year.
Taiwan will provide trade data for December, with imports expected to dip 2.6 percent on year after gaining 5.1 percent in November. Exports are called higher by 3.4 percent after adding 3.7 percent in the previous month. The trade balance is expected to reflect a surplus of $3.55 billion, down from $4.22 billion a month earlier.
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