Its also Bank of Japan day - the monetary policy statement is due sometime after 0230 GMT (there is no firmly set time for the BOJ release)

0015 GMT Reserve Bank of Australia

  • Appearance by Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor and Leon Berkelmans, Senior Manager (Financial Markets), before the Australian Parliament's House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics
  • This is strangely absent from most economic calendars, but of course the RBA lists it on their site. Debelle has very often made market-moving comments, he is a key player at the RBA.

0030 GMT Australia - Westpac leading indicator for August

  • prior -0.12% m/m

0130 GMT The People's Bank of China is setting its one-year and five-year loan prime rates. These have remained unchanged for 16 months. Market expectations are for no change

  • one-year loan prime rate 3.85%
  • five-year rate 4.65%
  • preview here

0200 GMT Reserve Bank of Australia - Speech by Michele Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System)

  • the topic is The Housing Market and Financial Stability
  • at Bloomberg Inside Track - Online