BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - China will on Wednesday release December numbers for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Imports are expected to fall 11.0 percent on year after losing 8.7 percent in November. Exports are called lower by 8.0 percent following the 6.8 percent decline in the previous month. The trade balance is expected to show a surplus of $51.3 billion, down from $54.1 billion a month earlier.
Japan will release December figures for money stock, with the M2 money stock expected to hold steady at 3.3 percent on year and M3 is called unchanged at 2.7 percent.
South Korea will see unemployment figures for December, with the jobless rate expected to hold steady at 3.4 percent.
Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX
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