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China’s March FDI 25.6% (last 37.9%)
South Korea’s March Import Price Index 35.5% yr/yr (last 30.7%) and Export Price Index 22.8% yr/yr (last 20.5%)
Singapore’s Q1 GDP 0.4% qtr/qtr (expected 2.0%; last 2.3%); 3.4% yr/yr (expected 3.8%; last 6.1%)
Australia’s March Employment Change 17,900 (expected 40,000; last 77,400) and full employment change 20,500 (last 121,900). March Unemployment Rate 4.0% (expected 3.9%; last 4.0%) and March Participation Rate 66.4% (expected 66.5%; last 66.4%)
New Zealand’s March Business NZ PMI 53.8 (last 53.6)
Some policymakers in Japan are arguing in favor of building bigger budget reserves and diversifying procurement channels for raw metals.
Some of Hong Kong’s coronavirus restrictions will be lifted on April 21.
Australia reported a smaller than expected increase in employment.
The Bank of Korea raised its base rate by 25 bps to 1.50% against expectations for no change while the Monetary Authority of Singapore tightened policy for the third time in the past six months.