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The following events and economic reports may influence trading in Asia’s local bonds and currencies today. Bond yields and exchange rates are from the previous trading session unless stated otherwise.

Japan: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku will hold media briefings at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Tokyo.

The Ministry of Finance will release at 8:50 a.m. in Tokyo its report on capital spending by Japanese businesses in the third quarter. Capital investment excluding software rose 6 percent in the three months ended Sept. 30, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

The Finance Ministry will release at 8:50 a.m. in Tokyo its report on Japanese and foreign investment flows for domestic and overseas securities during the week ended Nov. 26.

The ministry will announce at 10:30 a.m. in Tokyo the amount of five-year government bonds it plans to sell on Dec. 9.

Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kiyohiko Nishimura will speak at an economic forum at 2:30 p.m. in Tokyo.

The yield on the 1 percent government bond due September 2020 was 1.15 percent, according to Japan Bond Trading Co., the nation’s largest interdealer debt broker.

The yen traded at 84.20 per dollar at 7:30 a.m. in Tokyo.

South Korea: Final figures for the nation’s third-quarter gross domestic product are due today. The economy expanded 4.5 percent from a year earlier and 0.76 percent from the previous three months, according to preliminary figures released Oct. 27.

The central bank will report foreign-exchange reserves for November. Reserves climbed to a record $293.4 billion in October.

The yield on the 3.75 percent debt due June 2013 was 3.21 percent. The won was at 1,151.25 per dollar.

India: The trade ministry will report food inflation for the week ended Nov. 20. The index measuring wholesale prices of agricultural products rose 10.15 percent in the week ended Nov. 13 from a year earlier.

The yield on the 7.8 percent bond due May 2020 was 8.11 percent. The rupee was at 45.375.

Thailand: The central bank will sell 80 billion baht ($2.7 billion) of 13-day bills and 18 billion baht of three-year floating rate notes.

The yield on the 3.125 percent note due December 2015 was 3.04 percent. The baht was at 30.04.

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