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Japan Money Stock Data Due On Tuesday

Japan will on Tuesday release December data for money stock, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

The M2 money stock is expected to have risen 2.4 percent on year, up from 2.3 in November. M3 is called steady at 2.1 percent.

Japan also will see December numbers for bankruptcies and machine tool orders; in November, they were up an annual 6.05 percent and down 17.0 percent, respectively.

New Zealand will provide December figures for food prices; in November, they were down 0.6 percent on month.

Malaysia will release November unemployment data; in October, the jobless rate was 3.3 percent and the participation rate was 68.5 percent.

Indonesia will see December data for imports, exports and trade balance. In November, imports were worth $16.88 billion and exports were at $14.83 billion for a trade deficit of $2.05 billion.

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