Japan’s December CPI 0.2% m/m (last 0.2%); 4.0% yr/yr (last 3.8%). December National Core CPI 4.0% yr/yr, as expected (last 3.7%)
South Korea’s December PPI -0.3% m/m (last -0.3%); 6.0% yr/yr (last 6.2%)
Hong Kong’s December CPI 2.0% yr/yr (expected 1.9%; last 1.8%)
New Zealand’s December Business NZ PMI 47.2 (last 47.4)
Japan’s core CPI was up 4.0% yr/yr in December, representing the sharpest rate of increase since 1982.
The People’s Bank of China made no changes to its one-year and five-year loan prime rates.
Markets in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore will be closed on Monday for Lunar New Year celebrations.