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Bank of Japan policymaker Nakagawa said that the central bank’s response has exerted intended effects and that the impact of inflation on household spending must be watched carefully.
Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida said that there has been no change in his country’s plans to reduce the dependence on nuclear energy.
China’s Manufacturing PMI remained in contraction for the second consecutive month in the August reading.
China’s August Manufacturing PMI 49.4 (expected 49.2; last 49.0) and Non-Manufacturing PMI 52.6 (last 53.8)
Japan’s July Industrial Production 1.0% m/m (expected -0.5%; last 8.9%) and July Retail Sales 2.4% yr/yr (expected 1.9%; last 1.5%). July Housing Starts -5.4% yr/yr (expected -4.1%; last -2.2%). July Household Confidence 32.5 (expected 29.4; last 30.2)
South Korea’s July Industrial Production -1.3% m/m (expected -0.1%; last 1.7%); 1.5% yr/yr (expected 2.9%; last 1.3%). July Retail Sales -0.3% m/m (last -1.0%)
Hong Kong’s July Retail Sales 4.1% yr/yr (last -1.2%)
Australia’s July Private Sector Credit 0.7% m/m, as expected (last 0.9%) and Q2 Construction Work Done -3.8% qtr/qtr (expected 0.9%; last -0.3%)
New Zealand’s August ANZ Business Confidence -47.8 (last -56.7) and July Building Consents 5.0% m/m (last -2.3%)