CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - The Bank of Japan will on Thursday release the minutes from its November 18-19 monetary policy meeting, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
At the meeting, the board voted to maintain its target of raising the monetary base at an annual pace of about 80 trillion yen. It also decided to leave its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 0 to 0.10 percent.
Singapore will release November numbers for industrial production, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 0.7 percent on month and a decline of 3.0 percent on year. That follows the 2.5 percent monthly increase and the 5.4 percent yearly decline in October.
Australia will see October results for the leading and coincident indexes from the Conference Board; in September, they were down 0.1 percent and up 0.2 percent, respectively.
Finally, the markets in Malaysia and Indonesia are closed on Thursday in observance of the birth of the prophet Mohammad. They're also closed on Friday for Christmas Day.
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