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Japan Trade Data Due On Monday

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by December 18, 2017 General
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) – Japan will on Monday release November numbers for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

Imports are expected to jump 18.0 percent on year after gaining 18.9 percent in October. Exports are called higher by an annual 14.7 percent, up from 14.0 percent in the previous month. The trade balance is expected to show a deficit of 40.0 billion after posting a surplus of 285.4 billion a month earlier.

Australia will see December results for the consumer confidence index from ANZ; in November, the index sank 2.1 percent to a score of 123.7.

Australia will release November numbers for new motor vehicle sales; in October, sales were flat on month and up 1.0 percent on year.

Singapore will see November figures for imports, exports and trade balance. In October, imports were worth 39.46 billion SGD, while exports were at 43.77 billion SGD and the trade balance showed a surplus of 4.31 billion SGD.

Malaysia will provide October data for unemployment; in September, the jobless rate was 3.5 percent and the participation rate came in at 67.9 percent.

Hong Kong will release unemployment numbers for November; in October, the jobless rate was 3.0 percent.

Copyright RTT News/dpa-AFX

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