Market attention for the last week of 2014 in Asia will likely fall on a private survey of the mainland's manufacturing activity.
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The search for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 was set to resume at first light on Monday. The jet bound to Singapore from Indonesia vanished from air traffic radar early Sunday. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah has more.