Data and central banks are not in the drivers seat for currencies ... arbitrary tweets rule!

That said, here's what's coming up for the session.

2230GMT - Australia - weekly consumer sentiment (week ended January 29) ( ANZ / Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence )

  • prior was on the slide to 117.0. The weekly ups and downs are just that, weekly ups and downs, but last week I posited what I thought is behind the slide; this has disappeared from the front pages now though.

2330GMT (note that time, not the regular 2350 time slot most of the data we get from Japan is at) - Japan

Overall Household Spending y/y for December,

  • expected is -0.9%, prior was -1.5%

Jobless Rate for December,

  • expected is 3.1%, prior was 3.1%

Job-To-Applicant Ratio for December,

  • expected is 1.42, prior was 1.41

2350GMT - Japan

Industrial Production m/m for December (preliminary reading),

  • expected is 0.3%, prior was 1.5%

Industrial Production y/y for December (preliminary),

  • expected is 3.0%, prior was 4.6%

0001GMT - UK - GfK Consumer Confidence for January

  • expected -8, prior -7

(& Lloyds Business Barometer for January)

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

  • Business conditions, prior 5
  • Business Confidence, prior 5

Ever since Q3 GDP came in negative (q/q) focus has intensified on Australian economy indicators - this is a focus today. I'll be back with more.

Also at 0030GMTfrom Australia - December private sector credit m/m and y/y

  • expected 0.5%, prior 0.5%
  • and expected 5.4%, prior 5.4% respectively

0200GMT - New Zealand - Money Supply for December.

0230GMT to 0330GMT, somewhere in this time window (there is no firm scheduled time) I expect the Bank of Japan announcement (preview here, and another, here). Governor Kuroda's press conference will follow at 0630GMT. I'll have more to come on what to expect today. While no change in policy is expected, the bank will update its quarterly outlook on economic activity & prices (forecasts for each of the next three years through fiscal 2018).

ps. China is on holiday today, as is Hong Kong. Singapore is back from its holiday though.