Japan data

BoP Current Account Balance for March, ¥ 2907.7B

  • expected ¥ 2593B, prior ¥ 2813.6B

BoP Current Account Adjusted, ¥ 1731.2B

  • expected ¥ 1735B, prior ¥ 2210.9B

Trade Balance BoP Basis, ¥ 865.5B Exports have been a bright spot, the trade balance in at a beat for March, but down on February.

  • expected ¥ 855B, prior ¥ 1076.8B

Bank Lending excluding trusts for April, y/y: +3.0%

  • prior +3.0%

Bank Lending including trusts y/y: +3.0%

  • prior +3.0%

International securities flows for the week ended May 5 also:

  • Japan Buying Foreign Bonds (yen amounts): 426.1bn (previous week was -1283.8B)
  • Japan Buying Foreign Stocks (yen amounts ): 108.3bn (previous week was 136.2B)
  • Foreign Buying Japan Bonds (yen amounts): 39.78bn (previous week was -692.9B)
  • Foreign Buying Japan Stocks (yen amounts): 241.5bn (previous week was 258.4B)