Japan Large Retailer’s Sales above expectations (-0.5%) in March: Actual (0.1%)

Japan Industrial Production (MoM) came in at 1.2%, above expectations (0.5%) in March

Japan Retail Trade (YoY) below forecasts (1.7%) in March: Actual (1%)

Japan Industrial Production (YoY) came in at 2.2%, above expectations (2%) in March

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Food, Energy (YoY) below forecasts (0.5%) in April: Actual (0.3%)

USD/JPY: a bottom in place? 110 handle is significant- UOB

Analysts at UOB Group noted the dollar's resilience and higher levels for USD/JPY. Key Quotes: "While in overbought territory, the rally appears to have scope to extend higher to the next resistance at 109.70" "We attach high importance to 110.00 as a clear break of this leve ...

Japan’s Tokyo CPI: 0.6%, expected 0.8%

Japan's Tokyo CPI, the indicator used a way to suss out the national figures that publish at a later date, missed expectations to print at 0.6% as Japan's struggle to breathe life into Japan's inflation figures continues to miss the mark.  

Japan Jobs/applicants ratio in line with expectations (1.59) in March

Japan Unemployment Rate meets forecasts (2.5%) in March

Japan Tokyo Consumer Price Index (YoY) registered at 0.5%, below expectations (0.8%) in April

Japan Tokyo CPI ex Fresh Food (YoY) came in at 0.6% below forecasts (0.8%) in April

Forex today: ECB cautious, dollar rally continues

Forex today was dictated by the ECB in the main with a close eye on US yields where the benchmark slipped below the 3% psychological level while the dollar maintained the 91 handle, supported by surprise data beats. Meanwhile, the session got off to an early start in NY with the ECB leaving polic ...

NZD/JPY: Kiwi non-reactive to Trade Balance miss, all eyes on BoJ rate call

Kiwi Trade Balance disappoints, but a deeply bearish NZD can't sell any further. BoJ rate call, inflation figures to dominate Asia's Friday session. The NZD/JPY is trading quietly heading into Friday's session, but sticking near recent lows just above the 77.00 handle. The Kiw ...

New Zealand Trade Balance (MoM) registered at $-86M, below expectations ($270M) in March

New Zealand Trade Balance (YoY) came in at $-3.42B, below expectations ($-2.9B) in March