Hong Kong will on Friday release final Q1 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In the previous reading, GDP was up 0.2 percent on quarter and down 3.0 percent on year.
China will provide April figures for foreign direct investment; in March, FDI surged 39.9 percent on year.
New Zealand will see April numbers for the Performance of Manufacturing Index from BusinessNZ; in March, the index score was 63.6.
Finally, the markets in Malaysia and Indonesia remain closed for Eid-ul-Fitr.
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