Australia will on Thursday release February trade data, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The trade balance is expected to show a deficit of A$1.30 billion following the A$980 million shortfall in January.

Australia also will see February figures for job vacancies, as well as March results for the inflation forecast from TD Securities.

Job vacancies were up 2.6 percent in January, while the February inflation forecast called for a flat reading on month and an increase of 1.3 percent on year.

New Zealand will see March figures for commodity prices; in February, prices were up 1.8 percent.

Japan will provide March data for its monetary base; in February, the base surged 36.7 percent.

South Korea will release current account data for February; in January, the current account surplus was $6.938 billion.

Thailand will see March results for its consumer confidence index; in February, the index had a score of 68.4.

Hong Kong will see March results for the manufacturing PMI from Markit Economics; in February, the PMI score was 50.7.

Finally, the market in the Philippines will be closed in observance of Holy Thursday.

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