Looking Ahead in Asia

A snapshot of Chinese manufacturing activity this month is expected to be on the radar for Asian markets this week, alongside the latest Japanese inflation numbers and gross domestic product (GDP) data out of South Korea.

The September U.S. non-farm payrolls report, which was delayed by the 16-day partial U.S. government shutdown, is now scheduled for release on Tuesday and is likely to be a key focus for global markets.

“In the next couple of weeks, you’re going to see calmer markets because any data that comes out, everybody’s going to be discounting it and asking how much of that was impacted by the government shutdown,” Kumar Palghat, managing director at Kapstream Capital, told CNBC Asia’s “Squawk Box.”


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