Economic calendar in Asia: RBA speaker & Aust. Business confidence/conditions

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

Somewhat of a focus on Australia today, but other data / info also

2100 GMT New Zealand - The government's 6 month financial statements (half way through the NZ fiscal year ... expect more good news!)

2150 GMT - Speech by Reserve Bank of Australia's Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor (Economic), at the ABE Forecasting conference, Sydney

2330 GMT - Australia - weekly consumer confidence

ANZ Roy Morgan weekly survey of consumer sentiment   

  • prior was 122.7, up 1.5% on the week

2350 GMT - Japan - PPI January

Japan was on holiday Monday. Back today

For this data point:

  • PPI expected 0.3% m/m, prior 0.2%
  • PPI expected 2.7% y/y, prior 3.1%

Some inflation at the producer level, and of course still very subdued and way below target at the consumer level

0030 GMT - Australia - National Australia Bank Business Survey for January

The NAB conduct a business survey once a month and then also a separate survey once a quarter. Last week we got the Q4 survey (most leading indicators improved in Q4) and today it's the first for 2018

  • Business conditions ,prior 13
  • Business confidence, prior 11

I posted a preview here  and will have more to come

0110 GMT - Bank of Japan JGB purchases in the 5-10 years

Much later, due at 0600 GMT - Japan - Machine tool orders for January, preliminary

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