Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – an ECB speaker!

From the top, coming
up at 2145GMT from New Zealand is Card spending

  • Used as an indicator
    for retail sales
  • Retail expected +1.4% m/m, prior -2.3&
  • Total prior -1.9% m/m

2230 GMT Australia
weekly consumer confidence, ANZ / Roy morgan survey

  • prior 118.1

2350 GMT Japan money
stock for January

0030 GMT Australia
housing finance data for December 2018

  • Home loans expected -2.0% m/m, prior -0.9
  • Investment lending prior -4.5% m/m
  • Owner occupied
    lending -1.4% m/m
  • The data has been trending lower, along with house prices
  • I’ll have more to
    come on this separately

0030 GMT and a focus
for the session for the AUD is the Nab business survey for January

  • Business conditions slumped in the survey for December to 2
  • Business confidence
    prior was 3

0110 GMT Bank of
Japan Japanese Government Bond buying operation

  • 10-25 and 25+ years
    to maturity

0330 GMT Philip
Lane, Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and ECB Governing
Council member is speaking from Hong Kong

0430 GMT Japan
tertiary Industry Index for December

  • expected -0.1% m/m,
    prior -0.3%


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