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New Zealand Food Price Data Due On Thursday

New Zealand will on Thursday release November numbers for food prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In October, food prices were up 0.3 percent on month and 0.6 percent on year.

Australia will see December results for its consumer price forecast; in November, inflation was expected to climb 3.6 percent on year.

Japan will provide November figures for office vacancies in Tokyo; in October, vacancies were up 2.2 percent.

The central bank in the Philippines will wrap up its monetary policy meeting and then announce its decision on interest rates; the central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 4.75 percent.

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