Economic calendar due from Asia today – Aussie jobs report & BOJ wants your JGBs

The Bank of Japan
will be buying Japanese Government Bonds again today.

From the top …
none of these are expected to have too much immediate forex impact
excpet for the Australian employment data:

2350 GMT — Japan —
Core Machine Orders for December 2017

  • expected -2.0% m/m, prior +5.7%
  • expected +1.8% y/y,
    prior +4.1%

This is a volatile
data point — it measures ‘core’ machinery orders, excluding those
for ships and electric power utilities. It is a guide to business
investment (capex) six to nine months out.

0000 GMT —
Australia — consumer inflation expectations for February

  • prior 3.7%
  • Melbourne Institute
    (MI) Inflation Expectations survey

0030 GMT —
Australia — January employment report

Employment Change:

  • expected 15.0K,
    prior 34.7K

Unemployment Rate:

  • expected 5.5%, prior
    5.5%

Full Time Employment
Change,

  • prior was +15.1K

Part Time Employment
Change,

  • prior was +19.5K

Participation Rate,

  • expected is 65.6%,
    prior 65.7%

I posted a preview
of this yesterday:

  •  Aussie jobs report due Thursday

and will have more
to come

Also due at 0030 GMT
— RBA transactions for January.

0110 GMT — Bank of
Japan JGB buying operation scheduled

  • 1-3, 3-5, 5-10 years

Later in the day from Japan, due at 0430 GMT — final industrial
production for December

Flash data is here,
it was a big beat

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