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Malaysia: Malaysia will on Friday release February figures for imports


Malaysia will on Friday release February figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

Imports were worth 57.6 billion ringgit in January, while exports were at 63.9 billion ringgit for a trade surplus of 6.3 billion ringgit.

The Philippines will see March numbers for consumer prices and February figures for producer prices.

CPI is expected to rise 0.2 % on month and 4.2 % on year next a flat monthly reading and an increase of 4.0 % on year in February. PPI was up 0.6 % on month and 0.1 % on year in January.

Finally, the stock market in Taiwan will be closed on Friday for Children's Day, and will re-open on Monday.


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