We have data out of Japan and New Zealand to look out for today.

  • At 2200GMT from New Zealand, its ANZ Job Advertisements for April, prior was +0.7%
  • 2245GMT its Q1 New Zealand Producer Prices for Inputs (prior -0.3%, expected +0.2%) and for Outputs (prior of -0.1% and flat at 0.0% is expected)
  • (By the way, Credit Suisse technical analysts are calling NZD/USD lower, looking for 0.7675)
  • At 2350GMT out of Japan is Machine Orders (for the m/m prior was 7.5%, expected is 3.5%, and for the y/y prior of -11.3% and expected is -4.9%)
  • Also at 2350 GMT out of Japan is Q1 Housing Loans, prior of 3.1%
  • Back to New Zealand at 0200GMT for ANZ Consumer Confidence index (prior was up 3.8% to 119.2)