New Zealand will on Thursday release September figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.
Imports are expected to be worth NZ$5.60 billion, up from NZ$5.54 billion in August. Exports are pegged at NZ$4.20 billion, up from NZ$4.05 billion in the previous month. The trade deficit is forecast at NZ$1.365 billion following the NZ$1.484 billion shortfall a month earlier.
Japan will release September numbers for producer prices, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 1.2 percent on year – slowing from 1.3 percent in August.