Japan Industrial Production (MoM) above forecasts (1.9%) in August: Actual (2.1%)

Japan Retail Trade (YoY) below expectations (2.6%) in August: Actual (1.7%)

Japan Retail Trade s.a (MoM) registered at -1.7%, below expectations (-0.8%) in August

Japan Industrial Production (YoY) above forecasts (5.2%) in August: Actual (5.4%)

Taxing times for the USA – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted the difficulties ahead for US Congress. Key Quotes: "Trump’s tax plan is out but is lacking details, so markets do not have a lot to go on.  But the key question is how do you fund an additional $1.5 trillion over a decade without materially increasing th ...

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food (YoY) in line with forecasts (0.5%) in September

Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food (YoY) meets forecasts (0.7%) in August

Japan Overall Household Spending (YoY) below expectations (1%) in August: Actual (0.6%)

Japan National CPI Ex Food, Energy (YoY) meets forecasts (0.2%) in August

Japan National Consumer Price Index (YoY) meets expectations (0.7%) in August

Japan Unemployment Rate meets forecasts (2.8%) in August

Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index (YoY) below forecasts (0.6%) in September: Actual (0.5%)

Japan Overall Household Spending (YoY) registered at 6% above expectations (1%) in August

Japan Jobs/applicants ratio below expectations (1.53) in August: Actual (1.52)

Initial jobless claims data reviewed – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura reviewed the Initial jobless claims data. Key Quotes: "Initial jobless claims increased 12k to 272k for the week ending 23 September, largely reflecting the increase in Florida after Hurricane Irma. The four-week moving average for initial jobless claims now stands at 280k ...