Yeah, not likely. Here's what coming up on the calendar from Asia today, hopefully during commercial breaks

0000GMT - Japan - Labor Cash Earnings for December

  • expected +0.4% y/y, prior +0.5%
  • Real cash earnings also, prior flat at 0.0% change y/y

0000GMT - Australia - a private survey inflation gauge

  • Melbourne institute Inflation for January
  • prior 0.5% m/m and 1.8% y/y (& 'trimmed mean for December was 0.5% m/m, 1.4% for the y/y)

0030GMT - Australia - Retail Sales (Australian data focus today)

  • for December
  • expected 0.3% m/m, prior 0.2%
  • Retail Sales picked up over August to October last year after poor results in the previous 3 months.
  • Sales disappointed in November, and with soft consumer sentiment December the data today is not expected to show too much improvement
  • Also, as part of the release, Q4 Retail Sales excluding Inflation, expected 0.9% q/q, prior -0.1%

0030 - Australia - ANZ Job advertisement series data for January, prior -1.9%

  • The sharp fall in December came after 4 consecutive monthly rises
  • December's fall was the first since July of 2016
  • Softer business conditions & profitability were cited for the drop

0145GMT - China - Private survey (Caixin) January Services and Composite MPIs

  • priors were 53.4 and 53.5 respectively

This will complete the PMI rounds for January in China: