BOJ Tankan: December big manufacturers’ index -24. Forecast was for a reading of -27.

Big non manufacturers index -22, as expected.

Big firms see 2009-10 capex at -13.8%.

Big manufacturers see USDJPY averaging 92.93 for financial year 2009-10.

Overall a mixed set of numbers, with sentiment remaining poor as spending projections are revised down for the financial year 2009-10. USDJPY slips 10 pips