The country's December machinery orders - a leading indicator for private sector capital investment, due on Wednesday - are expected to reveal further soft patches in the economy.
Moody's expects core machinery orders to fall 8 percent from the previous month. Machinery orders, a notoriously volatile data set, fell the most in 18 months in November after solid gains in prior months.
Moreover, "with the yen rising further, export-oriented manufacturers will likely become pessimistic in the near future," said Moody's Analytics.
Meanwhile, China returned on Monday from Lunar New Year celebrations to release January trade figures.
Exports fell 11.2 percent and imports dropped 18.8 percent year-on-year, with the slide coming in far larger than analysts'estimates.
Markets will watch official January consumer and producer price indexes, due for release on Thursday, for signs of deflation.
Consumer inflation edged up by 1.6 percent on-year in December, while companies' factory-gate prices continued to fall, adding to concerns about growing deflation risks. It was the 46th straight month of declines in the producer produce index.
"Producer prices remain in deep deflation in China. Officially they have declined 5.9 percent year-on-year since August, leading to suspicions of an artificially set floor on the data," wrote Moody's analysts, who added that lower energy prices and a supply glut of raw materials were cutting producers' costs.