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Japan Leading Index Results Due On Friday

Japan will on Friday see preliminary August results for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

The leading index is expected to see a score of 107.2, up from 105.2 in July, while the coincident is expected to climb to 117.5 from 115.7.

Japan also will see August figures for labor cash earnings, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 0.5 percent on year following the -.3 percent decline in July.

Australia will see September numbers for the Performance of Construction Index from AiG; in August, the index score was 55.3.

Malaysia will provide August numbers for imports, exports and trade balance. In July, imports were worth 70.6 billion ringgit and exports were at 78.6 billion ringgit for a trade surplus of 8.0 billion ringgit.

Hong Kong will see September results for the PMI from Nikkei; in August, the PMI score was 49.7.

Finally, the markets in South Korea and China remain closed all week for the Harvest Festival and National Day, respectively.

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