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A Reuters poll showed that 53% of Japanese companies plan to raise wages this year, but 81% of companies expressed pessimism about the next three months.
Australia reported disappointing employment data for December.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern resigned, planning to leave office by February 7. New Zealand will hold a general election in October.
Consumer spending in Thailand during next week’s Lunar New Year celebrations is expected to be at a three-year high.
Bank Indonesia raised its policy rate by 25 bps to 5.75%, but also hinted at a likely pause at its next meeting.
Japan’ December trade deficit JPY1.449 trln (expected deficit of JPY1.653 trln; last deficit of JPY2.027 trln). December Imports 20.6% yr/yr (expected 22.4%; last 30.3%) and Exports 11.5% yr/yr (expected 10.1%; last 20.0%)
Hong Kong’s December Unemployment Rate 3.5% (last 3.7%)
Australia’s December Employment Change -14,600 (expected 22,500; last 58,200) and full Employment Change 17,600 (last 33,200). December Unemployment Rate 3.5% (expected 3.4%; last 3.5%) and Participation Rate 66.6% (expected 66.8%; last 66.8%). January MI Inflation Expectations 5.6% (last 5.2%)
New Zealand’s December FPI 1.1% m/m (last 0.0%)