China will on Friday see March results for the services and composite PMIs from HSBC, headlining a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.

The services PMI had a score of 52.0 in February, while the composite was at 51.8.

Japan also will see March numbers for the services and composite PMIs from Markit Economics; in February, they were at 50.4 and 50.0, respectively.

Malaysia will release February figures for imports, exports and trade balance. Imports are expected to add 1.7 percent on year after falling 5.3 percent in January. Exports are called lower by 1.4 percent after easing 0.6 percent in the previous month. The trade balance is tipped to show a surplus of 8.5 billion ringgit, down from 9.01 billion ringgit a month earlier.

Finally, a number of the regional bourses are closed in observance of Good Friday, including New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia.

The material has been provided by InstaForex Company –