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Bank of Japan policymaker Takata repeated that ultra-loose policy must be maintained.
Meanwhile, a JGB market survey conducted by the BoJ noted that the market is functioning at its worst level since the series began in 2015.

The Reserve Bank of Australia will partner with Mastercard to test use cases for central bank digital currency.

Japan’s Q4 Capital Spending 7.7% yr/yr (expected 6.9%; last 9.8%). February Household Confidence 31.1 (expected 32.0; last 31.0)

South Korea’s January Industrial Production 2.9% m/m (expected -0.4%; last -3.1%); -12.7% yr/yr (expected -8.9%; last -10.5%). January Retail Sales -2.1% m/m (last -0.2%). February Nikkei Manufacturing PMI 48.5 (last 48.5)

Hong Kong’s January Retail Sales 7.0% yr/yr (last 1.1%)

Australia’s January Building Approvals -27.6% m/m (expected -8.0%; last 15.3%) and Private House Approvals -13.8% m/m (last -2.0%)

New Zealand’s Q4 Terms of Trade Index 1.8% qtr/qtr (expected -1.3%; last -3.9%)