CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Japan will on Tuesday release November numbers for current account and December figures for bank lending, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
The current account surplus is called at 895.0 billion, down from 1,458.4 billion yen in October. The trade deficit is pegged at 158.7 billion yen following the 200.2 billion yen surplus in the previous month. Bank lending is expected to hold steady at 2.3 percent.
Japan also will see December results for its consumer confidence index and the eco watchers survey.
The consumer confidence index is expected to show a score of 42.4, down from 42.6 in November. The eco watchers survey for current conditions is pegged at 46.6, up from 46.1 - while the outlook is expected to slip to 48.0 from 48.2.
New Zealand will see December results for the commodity price index from ANZ; in Nov ember, the index slipped 5.6 percent.
Australia will provide November numbers for credit card purchases and balances; in October, they were at A$24.8 billion and A$50.6 billion, respectively.
The Philippines will release November data for exports; in October, exports fell 10.8 percent on year.
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