Singapore is scheduled to release March numbers for its consumer price index, headlining Thursday's Asian economic news. Analysts are predicting an increase of 1.6 percent on year, easing from the 1.9 percent annual expansion in February.

Taiwan will provide export orders and industrial output for March. Export orders are predicted to fall 28 percent on year after the 22.47 percent annual decline in the previous month. Industrial output is called lower by an annual 30.2 percent after the 27.14 percent decline on year a month earlier.

Hong Kong will announce consumer price numbers for March, with forecasts calling for an increase of 1.2 percent on year - up from the 0.8 percent annual expansion in February.

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