Asian stock indices were mostly down as investors are waiting for economic data from the USA (particularly the nonfarm payrolls and GDP growth rate) as well as for results from the European Union meeting and, lastly, for the meeting of China's communist party which will shed light on the future direction of the economy of China.

The Indonesian rupiah (and joined by five-year government bonds) advanced for the first time in eight days after it had been announced that Indonesia's foreign exchange reserves had risen to USD $97.0 billion in October (from USD $95.7 billion in the previous month).

| Source: Bank Indonesia