Japanese regulators are reportedly probing regional banks regarding unrealized losses on foreign bonds.
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda acknowledged that a global economic slowdown has been observed. Unionized rail workers in South Korea dropped their plan for a strike.
South Korea’s November CPI -0.1% m/m (last 0.3%); 5.0% yr/yr (expected 5.1%; last 5.7%)
Australia’s October Home Loans -2.9% m/m (expected -4.5%; last -4.8%) and October Retail Sales -0.2% m/m, as expected (last 0.6%)
New Zealand’s Q3 Terms of Trade Index -3.4% qtr/qtr (expected 1.6%; last -2.4%)