BEIJING (dpa-AFX) - The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Friday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at -0.1 percent, although it may tinker with other forms of stimulus.
New Zealand will see May numbers for non-resident bond holdings and for the manufacturing PMI from BusinessNZ. In April, non-resident bond holdings were at 59.8 percent and the manufacturing index score was 58.9.
China will provide May data for new home prices; in April, prices were up 0.6 percent on month.
Finally, the stock markets in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are closed on Friday in observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.
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