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Australia Retail Sales Data Due On Thursday

Australia will on Thursday release May figures for retail sales, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

Retail sales are expected to have risen 0.2 percent on month after slipping 0.1 percent in April.

Australia also will see May figures for job vacancies; in April, vacancies were up 1.4 percent on month.

South Korea will release May numbers for its current account; in April, the current account surplus was $0.38 billion.

Hong Kong will see June results for its manufacturing PMI; in May, the PMI score was 46.9.

Malaysia will release May figures for imports, exports and trade balance. In April, imports were worth 74.3 billion ringgit and exports were at 85.2 billion ringgit for a trade surplus of 10.9 billion ringgit.

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