Reply To: Traders Market Weekly: Rates, Debt and the Fed


China will reportedly extend tariff waivers on some goods from the U.S. until mid-September.
Travel in China during the Spring Festival was reportedly up 50.5% yr/yr.
Australia’s unemployment rate jumped to its highest level since May in the January reading.
ANZ raised its forecast for the terminal RBA rate by 25 bps to 4.10%.
Bank Indonesia held its key rate at 5.75%
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced a 50 bps rate hike to 6.00%.

China’s January House Prices -1.5% yr/yr (last -1.5%)

Japan’s December Core Machinery Orders 1.6% m/m (expected 3.0%; last -8.3%); -6.6% yr/yr (expected -6.0%; last -3.7%). January trade deficit JPY3.497 trln (expected deficit of JPY3.872 trln; last deficit of JPY1.452 trln). January Imports 17.8% yr/yr (expected 18.4%; last 20.7%) and Exports 3.5% yr/yr (expected 0.8%; last 11.5%)

Hong Kong’s January Unemployment Rate 3.4% (last 3.5%)

Australia’s January employment change -11,500 (expected 20,000; last -19,000) and full employment change -43,300 (last 14,400). January Unemployment Rate 3.7% (expected 3.5%; last 3.5%) and Participation Rate 66.5% (expected 66.6%; last 66.6%)