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Week Ahead APAC Economic Preview: Week of 8 April 2019

08 April 2019 Bernard Aw Chris Williamson Rajiv Biswas
  • China, Taiwan and Philippines trade data
  • Singapore reports Q1 GDP and monetary policy
  • Japan machinery orders
  • Special report focuses on the headwinds facing the APAC export sector

The release of trade data across several Asian economies, as well as the European Central Bank monetary policy meeting, will be the main highlights of the coming week. Singapore's advanced release of first quarter GDP and monetary policy meeting will also gather interest.

In Asia, other key data highlights include Japan's machinery orders, South Korea's jobless rate, plus inflation figures for China, India and Taiwan and industrial production in Malaysia. India will meanwhile kickstart its five-week voting period on 11 April.

Elsewhere, the minutes to the March FOMC meeting will be released, alongside US data such as inflation and factory orders.

This week's special report looks at the various headwinds facing the Asia-Pacific region's exporters, and the factors affecting the outlook.

Download the article for a full diary of key economic releases.

Contact for further APAC commentary: Rajiv Biswas or Bernard Aw

Contact for European and US PMI commentary: Chris Williamson

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