After a quiet start to the New Year, economic data from China and central bank meetings in Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea should help markets get back into full swing this week.
There's also plenty going on outside Asia that should attract attention, with the U.S. Senate on Monday expected to give final approval to Janet Yellen as next Federal Reserve Chairman. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday, while Friday sees the release of the closely-watched U.S. non-farm payrolls report.
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For markets in Asia, economic data from China, regional heavyweight and the world's number two economy, should dominate.
China releases its December consumer price index on Thursday, while December export numbers are expected to be released between Wednesday and Friday.