China will on Friday release August figures for retail sales, industrial production and fixed asset investment, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Retail sales are expected to rise 8.8 percent on year, unchanged from July. Industrial production is tipped to gain 6.1 percent on year, up from 6.0 percent in the previous month. FAI is called at 5.6 percent, up from 5.5 percent a month earlier.
Japan will see final July numbers for industrial production; the previous reading suggested a decline of 1.8 percent on month and 0.9 percent on year.
Malaysia will release unemployment data for July; in June, the jobless rate was 3.4 percent and the participation rate was 68.5 percent.