The Japanese government nominated Kazuo Ueda to lead the Bank of Japan, as expected, and there was growing speculation that Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Lowe will be replaced.
Taiwan will reopen to visitors from Hong Kong and Macau next week.
Australian iron ore miners are expected to report sharply lower earnings on a yr/yr basis.
Japan’s Q4 GDP 0.2% qtr/qtr (expected 0.5%; last -0.3%); 0.6% yr/yr (expected 2.0%; last -1.0%). December Industrial Production 0.3% m/m (expected -0.1%; last -0.1%) and Capacity Utilization -1.1% m/m (last -1.4%)
India’s January WPI Inflation 4.73% yr/yr (expected 4.54%; last 4.95%)
Australia’s January NAB Business Survey 18 (last 13) and NAB Business Confidence 6 (expected 1; last -1). February Westpac Consumer Sentiment -6.9% (last 5.0%)