Economic calendar due from Asia today – Japan GDP for Q4

Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News

In addition to Japan, there is also inflation expectations from NZ ... the RBNZ reminded us last week this is a key data point for them

From the top:

2145 GMT - New Zealand - Food Price index for January

  • prior -0.8% m/m

2330 GMT - Australia - Westpac consumer confidence for February

  • This is on the improve, January was +1.8% m/m

2345 GMT - New Zealand - Finance Minister Robertson statement and remarks before committee in parliament

2350 GMT - Japan - preliminary Q4 GDP

and will have another to come

  • GDP (seasonally adjusted) for Q4, preliminary, q/q: expected 0.2%, prior 0.6%
  • GDP Annualized (seasonally adjusted) for Q4, preliminary y/y: expected 1.0%, prior 2.5%
  • GDP Nominal (seasonally adjusted) for Q4, preliminary q/q: expected 0.4%, prior 0.8%
  • GDP Deflator y/y for Q4, preliminary: expected 0.0%, prior 0.1% (this is an indication to inflation, or lack of I guess)
  • GDP Consumer Spending y/y for Q4, preliminary q/q, expected is 0.4%, prior was -0.5%
  • GDP Business Spending y/y for Q4, preliminary q/q: expected 1.1%, prior was 1.1%

0200 GMT - New Zealand - inflation expectations

Last week we got a reminder of the weight the RBNZ place on this, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Assistant Governor McDermott:

I'll pop up more on this ahead of the release


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