Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – Fed and RBA speakers

Coming up from Asia
today, a special treat with Federal Reserve and Reserve Bank of
Australia speakers

2130 GMT — Australia — construction sector PMI

  • Australian Industry Group Performance of Construction Index for February
  • prior 54.3

2135 GMT — Speech by
Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor

  • Topic is «The Changing Nature of Investment»
  • Venue is the
    Australian Financial Review Business Summit in Sydney

Stay tuned for any
comments on the economy or policy, perhaps in the Q&A

2145 GMT — New
Zealand building (construction) work data for Q4

0000 GMT — Federal
Reserve Board of Governors member Lael Brainard speaks

  • Speaking to the Money Marketeers in New York
  • Q&A to follow

0030 GMT —
Australia GDP for the October to December quarter of 2017

  • expected 0.5% q/q (I’m gonna be back with more on this — later respondents to the survey, following the ‘partials released over the past two days are generally lower than those who responded prior to these)
  • prior 0.6% q/q
  • expected 2.5% y/y
    (ditto), prior 2.8%

I’ll have more to come on this separately 

0110 GMT Bank of Japan
Japanese Government Bond purchasing operation

1-3, 3-5, 10-25 and
25+ years

0130 GMT — Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaking at an energy
conference in Houston. Q&A to follow? … I’m not sure so stay
tuned I guess

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