Japan will on Friday see August results for its tertiary industry index, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The index is expected to gain 0.3 percent on month following the 0.1 percent increase in July.
Japan also will see money stock data for September, with M2 expected to hold steady at 2.9 percent and M3 unchanged at 2.5 percent.
Australia will release August figures for new home loans; in July, loans were up 0.4 percent, while the value of loans was up 1.3 percent and investment lending fell 1.3 percent.
Singapore will provide August figures for retail sales; in July, sales were up 2.9 percent on month and 2.6 percent on year.