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Japan, South Korea, Philippines: Asia Bonds, Currency Preview

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.

Bank of Japan policy board member Seiji Nakamura will give speech at 10:30 a.m. in Fukuoka. He will hold a press briefing at 2:00 p.m.

The Ministry of Finance will release at 8:50 a.m. in Tokyo the merchandise trade balance data for October. The BOJ will report corporate service prices for October at 8:50 a.m.

The MOF will sell 2.6 trillion yen ($31.1 billion) of two-year notes today. The ministry will announce a coupon for the new securities at 10:30 a.m.

The yield on the 1 percent government bond due September 2020 was at 1.125 percent, according to Japan Bond Trading Co., the nation’s largest interdealer debt broker.

The yen traded at 83.57 per dollar at 7:48 a.m. in Tokyo.

South Korea: The Bank of Korea will report consumer confidence data for November. Confidence fell to 108, a 15-month low, the previous month.

The yield on the 3.75 percent debt due June 2013 was 3.35 percent. The won was at 1,142.25 per dollar.

Philippines: The economy expanded 7.3 percent in the third quarter from the same period the year before, according to the median estimate of 16 economists in a Bloomberg News survey before the data due today. Second-quarter gross domestic product was 7.9 percent, the fastest pace of growth in three years.

The yield on the 6.125 percent debt due September 2020 was 5.91 percent, according to Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. The peso was at 43.96 per dollar.

India: The commerce ministry will report on food inflation for the week ended Nov. 13. Food prices rose 10.3 percent in the week ended Nov. 6 from a year earlier, the slowest pace since June 2009.

The yield on the 7.8 percent bond due May 2020 was 8.01 percent. The rupee was at 45.65.

China: China Development Bank will sell 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) of five-year bonds and 20 billion yuan of five-year floaters.

The yield on the 2.53 percent note due June 2015 was 3.71 percent. The yuan was at 6.6517.

Malaysia: Bank Negara will sell 200 million ringgit ($64 million) of 364-day Islamic bills.

The yield on the 3.835 percent note due August 2015 was 3.28 percent, according to Bursa Malaysia. The ringgit was at 3.1340 per dollar.

Taiwan: Taiwan will sell NT$25 billion ($821 million) of 91-day Treasury bills.

The yield on the 1.125 percent note due September 2020 was 1.363 percent. The Taiwan dollar was at NT$30.80 per dollar.

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