JAPAN DAYBOOK: 20-Year Bond Auction, Condominium Sales

The Ministry of Finance will auction 1.1 trillion yen ($13 billion) in 20-year bonds. The bid-to-cover ratio, a measure of demand, dropped at the last auctions for five-year, 10-year and 30-year bonds.

WHAT TO WATCH 08:50 Monetary survey for October. NA Finance Minister Noda and Chief Cabinet

Secretary Sengoku brief after Cabinet meeting. NA Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

hold briefing, the Nikkei newspaper reported. 13:00 Tokyo condominium sales for November. 13:30 Industrial production for October, final report. 10:00 Bank of Japan accounts as of Dec. 10. 13:30 Masamitsu Sakurai, chairman of the Japan

Association of Corporate Executives, gives briefing. 16:00 Chief Cabinet Secretary Sengoku gives briefing.

EQUITY PREVIEW *Kirin Holdings (2503 JP) to retire 2.89 percent of shares. *Kansai Paint (4613 JP) offered 12 rand a share for Freeworld Coatings Ltd. *Fukui Computer (9790 JP) to retire 13.5 percent of shares.

ANALYST RATINGS FOR NIKKEI 225 COMPANIES *NTN (6472 JP) raised to outperform at Credit Suisse. *Olympus (7733 JP) raised to buy at Deutsche. *GS Yuasa (6674 JP) initiated neutral at Daiwa. *Dentsu (4324 JP) raised to outperform at Daiwa. *Nippon Kayaku (4272 JP) initiated buy at Nomura.

BLOOMBERG TV * 8:10 Stephen Wood, Chief Market Strategist for Russell * 8:40 Pauline Loong, CIMB Securities * 9:10 William Dong, UBS, Head of Taiwan Research * 9:40 Tshepo Kgadima, Lontoh Coal, CEO *10:10 Patrick Chovanec, Tsinghua University School of

Economics and Management professor *10:40 Bharath Mahadevan, Jet Airways, Regional Manager *11:10 Nigel Voogt, PwC Global Financial Services Leader *11:40 Derek Sadubin, CAPA Chief Operating Officer

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