Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – Friday 9 August 2019


2200 GMT New Zealand
– ANZ Truckometer for July

  • prior -4.5% m/m  
  • the ANZ Truckometer
    is a set of two economic indicators derived using traffic volume data
    from around New Zealand. ANZ use traffic flows in this indicator as a
    proxy for economic growth.

2330 GMT Reserve
Bank of Australia Governor Lowe speaking
– in front of a
parliamentary committee. This will last many hours and is likely to
include marekt moving comments. He is unlikely to be hawkish.

2350 GMT Japan money

2350 GMT Japan again:

  • GDP (seasonally adjusted) for Q2, preliminary, q/q: expected 0.1%, prior 0.6%
  • GDP Annualized (seasonally adjusted) for Q2, preliminary y/y: expected 0.5%, prior 2.2%
  • GDP Nominal (seasonally adjusted) for Q2, preliminary q/q: expected 0.1%, prior 0.8%
  • GDP Deflator y/y for Q2, preliminary: expected 0.3%, prior 0.1% (an inflation indicator)
  • GDP Consumer Spending y/y for Q2, preliminary q/q, expected is 0.7%, prior was -0.1%
  • GDP Business Spending y/y for Q2, preliminary q/q: expected 0.8%, prior was 0.3%

0110 GMT Bank of
Japan (BOJ) Japanese Government Bond purchases, 1 – 3, 3 – 5, 10
– 25, 25+ years remaining until maturity

0130 GMT China
inflation data for July

  • CPI expected 2.7% y/y, prior 2.7%
  • PPI expected -0.1%
    y/y, prior 0.0%

0130 GMT back to the
Reserve Bank of Australia for the August edition of the quarterly
Statement on Monetary Policy (SoMP) – I’ll have more to come on
this separately


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