What's on the Asia-Pacific economic calendar to start the week: Aussie retail sales the highlight
What's coming up
Welcome to the new week. Eamonn is off on a well-earned vacation so I'll be filing in for him this week. I'll do my best to keep the wit and sarcasm at his levels.
On the data front, we start the week with some top tier data in the form of Australian retail sales. But first we get the October Melbourne Institute inflation gauge at 0000 GMT (11 am in Sydney). There is no consensus and the prior was a sluggish 1.5% y/y.
The main event comes 30 minutes later at 0030 GMT with Australian September retail sales. The consensus is a 0.4% m/m rise along with a 0.3% q/q rise excluding inflation.
At the same time, we also get the October Australian job ads report from ANZ.