Looking Ahead in Asia

The spotlight in the Asia-Pacific region this week falls on Australia, where the central bank holds its final policy meeting of the year.

A report on China’s manufacturing activity could provide some insight into the state of world’s second biggest economy, while Thailand and the Philippines release their latest inflation numbers.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meets on Tuesday and is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged at a record low of 2.5 percent as it assesses how recent monetary easing has impacted the economy.


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