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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans hit 1-month high, dollar eases as Trump fails to elaborate economic policies, Asia shares near 11-week peak – Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Market Briefs
  • Japan Chief CabSec Suga– Japan active investment source of US-Japan vitality, Americans aware Japan firms good corporate citizens – Reuters.
  • MoF Dec flow data – Japanese sell net Y273.3 bln foreign stocks, Y1.8571 trln bonds, Y1.348 trln bills; foreign investors buy net Y589.6 bln Japanese stocks, sell Y123.2 bln JGBs, buy Y2.0319 trln bills.

  • Japan Nov c/a surplus Y1.4155 trln, Y1.5 trln forecast, Oct surplus Y1.7199 trln.

  • Japan Dec bank loans +2.6% y/y to Y509.555 trln, Nov +2.4%, Sept +2.4%.

  • Japan Dec economy watchers’ survey service worker DI -0.4 to 51.4, still 50+.

  • Toyota Pres Toyoda meets with US VP-elect Pence in Washington, DC – Kyodo.

  • NAB marketing 7-year samurais, Daiwa-SMBC Nikko leads – IFR.

  • AFLAC to sell multi-tranche JPY bonds via BAML, Mizuho, MS, SMBC Nikko – IFR.

  • China NDRC Xu – Economy stable, continuing momentum up, internal-external complexities still – Reuters.

  • China NDRC approves $26.5 bln fixed-asset investment in December – Reuters.

  • China Commerce Min – Challenging, complicated trade outlook for ’17 –Reuters.

  • New Zealand Dec ANZ commodity price index +0.7% m/m,+16.5% y/y, dairy-driven rise.

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans hold gains near 4-week high, dollar rebounds following Fed Harker's hawkish remarks, Asian shares edged down – Friday, January 13th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • FOMC Chair Yellen – US economy doing well, no short-term obstacles – Reuters.

  • Fed officials see a quick economic boost from Trump, risks to follow – Reuters.

  • US banks ready bond issuance flood after earnings – IFR.

  • Foreign CB US debt holdings -$213 mln to $3.181 trln Jan 11 week, Treasury holdings +$520 mln to $2.861 trln, agencies -$681 mln to $260.720 bln.

  • NY Fed – Swaps with foreign CBs $2.626 bln Jan 11 wk, BoJ $491 mln, rest ECB.

  • Lipper – US investment-grade bond fund inflows biggest in nearly two years.

  • Japan FinMin Aso – Can’t comment on Trump border tax idea, difficult to comment on Trump talk due to market sensitivity, half of US trade deficit with China, Japan’s surplus smaller – Nikkei.

  • EconMin Ishihara – Watching closely for rapid JPY rises – Reuters.

  • Just the facts: Japan seeks a way out of Trump’s bad books on trade – Reuters.

  • BoJ Insight: Worry over Trump disappointment hit to stocks, USD – MNI.

  • MoF flow data week-ended Jan 7 – Japanese buy net Y234.2 bln foreign stocks, Y206.5 bln bonds, Y10.6 bln bills; foreign investors buy net Y346.8 bln Japanese stocks, Y626.1 bln bonds, Y3.8794 trln bills.

  • Japan Dec money supply M2 +4.0% y/y, M3 +3.4%, broadest liquidity +2.1%.

  • As global headwinds blow, Japan’s conglomerates think local – Nikkei.

  • PBOC said to boost CNY curbs as banks told to balance flow – Bloomberg.

  • China Dec trade surplus $40.82 bln, $46.5 bln forecast, Nov $44.61 bln, exports -6.1% y/y, imports +3.1%, -3.5% and +2.7% forecast; ’16 surplus $509.96 bln, exports -7.7%, imports -5.5%.

  • China ’16 trade surplus CNY3.35 trln, exports -2.0% y/y, imports +0.6%; Q4 imports +8.7% y/y, exports +0.3%; trade situation still facing difficulties, supportive policies-improved overseas demand helped, China biggest loser in anti-globalization trend, new US president may aggravate the situation.

  • China ’16 coal imports jump 25.2%, iron ore +7.5%, at record 1.024 bln tonnes, Dec -3.3%, Dec crude imports +12.5% m/m, oil product exports highest on record, Dec soybean imports highest since Dec ’15.

  • New Zealand Dec electronic card retail sales -0.1% m/m, +5.8% y/y.

  • Auckland makes euro debut with E500 mln 10-year via USB, Westpac et al – IFR.

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans hover towards 1-month highs, yen near 6-week peak against dollar on Trump protectionism concerns, investors cautiously await PM May's Brexit speech – Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • Theresa May to lay out clean break from EU – Financial Times.

  • Britain will not seek half in-half out EU deal – Reuters.

  • May prepares EU migration curbs, at expense of single market membership – FT.

  • Asked about GBP, BoE Gov Carney says it moves up and down – Reuters.

  • BoE Gov Carney – UK expansion increasingly consumption-led, likely slower, households looking through Brexit-related uncertainties, MPC willing to tolerate above-target inflation with limits – Reuters.

  • IMF – Trump presidency and China growth boost global outlook.

  • Japan EconMin Ishihara – Recent market moves reflect global economic uncertainties – Reuters.

  • BPCE updates guidance on three-tranche samurai via Daiwa, Mizuho, et al -IFR.

  • China CASS Yu – Free-floating CNY nothing to fear – Shanghai Securities News.

  • China to lower ’17 growth target to around 6.5% – Reuters.

  • Mexico CB DepGov Guzman – FX intervention remains in toolkit – Reuters.

  • ECB prints money at record pace amid bank bonds bonanza – Reuters.

  • European bond trading falls 3.7% in ’16 despite US election surge – Trax.

  • Australia Nov owner-occupied housing finance +0.9% m/m, as forecast, value of investment housing finance +4.9%.

  • Australia Dec new vehicle sales +0.3% m/m, Nov -0.7%, ’16 sales look to be record with 1.18 mln units sold, SUVs take record 37% share.

  • New Zealand Q4 business confidence +28%, capacity utilization 92.7%, Q3 +26%, 92.5%, confidence at two-year high.

  • New Zealand Dec REINZ median house prices +0.4% m/m, +11.8% y/y, Auckland cools.

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans hover towards 1-month highs, yen near 6-week peak against dollar on Trump protectionism concerns, investors cautiously await PM May's Brexit speech – Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • Theresa May to lay out clean break from EU – Financial Times.

  • Britain will not seek half in-half out EU deal – Reuters.

  • May prepares EU migration curbs, at expense of single market membership – FT.

  • Asked about GBP, BoE Gov Carney says it moves up and down – Reuters.

  • BoE Gov Carney – UK expansion increasingly consumption-led, likely slower, households looking through Brexit-related uncertainties, MPC willing to tolerate above-target inflation with limits – Reuters.

  • IMF – Trump presidency and China growth boost global outlook.

  • Japan EconMin Ishihara – Recent market moves reflect global economic uncertainties – Reuters.

  • BPCE updates guidance on three-tranche samurai via Daiwa, Mizuho, et al -IFR.

  • China CASS Yu – Free-floating CNY nothing to fear – Shanghai Securities News.

  • China to lower ’17 growth target to around 6.5% – Reuters.

  • Mexico CB DepGov Guzman – FX intervention remains in toolkit – Reuters.

  • ECB prints money at record pace amid bank bonds bonanza – Reuters.

  • European bond trading falls 3.7% in ’16 despite US election surge – Trax.

  • Australia Nov owner-occupied housing finance +0.9% m/m, as forecast, value of investment housing finance +4.9%.

  • Australia Dec new vehicle sales +0.3% m/m, Nov -0.7%, ’16 sales look to be record with 1.18 mln units sold, SUVs take record 37% share.

  • New Zealand Q4 business confidence +28%, capacity utilization 92.7%, Q3 +26%, 92.5%, confidence at two-year high.

  • New Zealand Dec REINZ median house prices +0.4% m/m, +11.8% y/y, Auckland cools.

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Europe Roundup: Sterling rises above 1.2300, Aussie hits 2-month high as dollar buying interest stalls, investors eye ECB meet and Draghi's presser – Thursday, January, 19th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • USD/JPY +0.09%, GBP/USD +0.01%, EUR/USD +0.003%

  • DXY +0.24%, DAX -0.16%, Brent +0.8%, Gold -0.09%

  • EZ Nov NSA Current Account 40.5bln vs previous, revised 32.6bln

  • EZ Nov SA Current Account 36.1bln vs previous, revised 28.3bln

  • EZ Nov Net Investment Flow -6.3bln vs previous, revised 68.0bln

  • UK Dec RICS house price balance +24, +30 eyed, Nov +29, 1st fall since July

  • Switzerland Dec producer prices flat y/y vs -0.6% previous. 0.2% vs 0.1% m/m

  • PM May: Britain must face up to period of momentous change

  • May: Wants bold and ambitious trade agreement between UK & EU

  • Hammond: UK will 'find ways' to compete if no EU trade deal

  • Dijsselbloem: England will be totally outdated/impoverished, with massive unemployment

  • Germany Schaeuble: Will do best to make relationship btw EU/Britain as close as possible

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans rise on better-than-expected Chinese GDP figures, dollar declines following Fed Yellen's less hawkish remarks, Asian shares down – Friday, January 20th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • MC Chair Yellen – Unwise-risky to allow the economy to run persistently hot, prudent to adjust policy gradually, Fed not behind curve, policy stance still modestly accommodative, fiscal policy may affect outlook, data impact on policy decisions limited, in favor of Fed dual mandate, independence.
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  • SF Fed Williams (non-voter) – Makes sense for Fed to take foot off ease pedal given economic progress, lots of uncertainty but not elevated, eyes gradual pace of hikes but ready to reassess on new information – Reuters.
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  • Japan FinMin Aso – Won’t fret about every up-down move in currencies, rapid fluctuations undesirable, will stick with plan to achieve budget balance, will communicate with new US administration on currency stability – Reuters.
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  • BoJ DepGov Nakaso – Japan financial system stable, will continue to take steps to ensure market liquidity, USD funding especially vulnerable –Reuters.
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  • PM Abe advisor Hamada – Japan should push back if Trump takes “wrong” economic policies, should intervene in FX if USD plunges 7-8/day – Reuters.
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  • Japan business mood upon growth prospects, some wariness, Jan Mfg index +18,*Non-Mfg*+30, Dec +16, +19, Mfg index highest since Aug ’14, non-mpg since June ’15, Mfg index eyed at +16 in April, Non-Mfg +28.
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  • BPCE prices Y142.7 bln three-tranche samurais via Daiwa, Mizuho et al – IFR.
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  • EDG prices Y137 bln four-tranche samurais, via MUFJ/MS, Mizuho, SMBC – IFR.
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  • Foreign CB US debt holdings -$11.917 bln to $3.169 trillion Jan 18 week, Treasury holdings -$11.338 bln to $2.850*trillion, agencies -$564 mln to $260.156 bln.
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  • NY Fed – Swaps with foreign CBs $615 mln Jan 18 week, ECB $265/BoJ $350 mln.
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  • Lipper – Investors pull $3.1 bln from US-based stock funds ahead of Trump.
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  • China Q4 GDP +1.7% q/q, +6.8% y/y, +1.7% and +6.7% eyed, Q1 ’17 eyed at +1.3% q/q against prev +1.2% estimate, economy facing complex internal-external environment still, ’16 GDP +6.7%, on target.
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  • China ’16 fixed asset investment slowest since ’99 at +8.1% y/y, +8.3% eyed.
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  • China ’16 property investment +6.9% y/y, best in seven years.
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  • China Dec industrial output +6.0% y/y, retail sales +10.9%, +6.1% and +10.7% eyed.
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  • Australia Nov HIA new home sales +6.1%, houses +5.2%, apartments +9.3%.
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  • S&P affirms NZ AA foreign currency/AA+ local ratings, outlook stable.
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  • New Zealand Q4 Westpac/MM employee confidence index 112.7, best in 8 years, Q3 110.1.

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans hover near multi-week highs, dollar declines following President Trump's inaugural speech, Asian shares gain – Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Market Roundup

  • Japan PM Abe – Wants Trump to recognize Japan firms’ contribution to US economy, new US president trustworthy – Reuters.

  • ChiefCabSec Suga – Will monitor the impact of US policies on Japan firms.

  • Reuters poll – Japan Inc plans no wage hike, wary about excess JPY weakening under Trump, protectionist backlash, red line is USD/JPY 125+.

  • China PBOC temporary liquidity support a new tool, sends neutral policy signal – Financial News.

  • Chinese banks told to issue USD-denominated debt – IFR.

  • China bond issuance hits CNY36 trillion in ’16 – Xinhua.

  • China end-’16 registered urban unemployment 4.02% – Xinhua.

  • British banks’ optimism hits crisis-era low on Brexit uncertainty – Reuters.

  • The UK seeks interventionist approach to drive post-Brexit industrial revival.

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Asia Roundup: Aussie slumps on downbeat inflation data, dollar recovers from recent lows, Asian shares hit 3-month peak – Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • US President Trump is ordering the construction of a Mexican wall and may unveil plans to curtail immigration from “terror-prone” nations – New York Times.

  • US Sen Schumer, top Senate Democrat, urges Trump to name China a currency manipulator – Reuters.

  • US asset managers seek delay on new variation margin rule – Reuters.

  • Japan Dec trade surplus Y641.4 bln, Y270.0 bln forecast, exports +5.4% y/y, imports -2.6%, +1.2% and -0.8% forecast, report much better than forecast, exports to US +1.3%, China +12.5%, Asia +12.0%, export to China biggest on record, export y/y rise first in 15-months.

  • Japan Dec crude import volume +3.0% y/y, LNG -6.5%, thermal coal -5.5%.

  • BoE Salmon – Expects further flash crashes in core global markets – Reuters.

  • ECB Lautenschlaeger – Should soon start discussing the exit from stimulus.

  • Australia Q4 CPI +0.5% q/q, +1.5% y/y, +0.7/+1.6% forecast; trimmed mean +0.4%, +1.6, +0.5/+1.7% forecast; weighted mean +0.4%, +1.5%, +0.5/+1.4% forecast; inflation subdued, rekindles rate cut hopes, JPM sees RBA cuts in May, August.

  • Australia Dec Westpac/MI leading index 97.54, Nov 97.11.

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Asia Roundup: Dollar slumps on weaker-than-expected U.S. GDP and easing Treasury yields, crude oil weighed down by increasing output, Asian shares tumble – Monday, January 30th, 2017

Market Roundup

  • President Trump signs an executive order on the extreme vetting of refugees/immigration, will bar green card holders from 7 targeted countries from entering the US.

  • Trump confirms the importance of Japan-US alliance, economic-investment ties, discussed cars with PM Abe, to hold summit February 10 – Reuters.

  • Trump – 20% tax on Mexico imports certainly an option, tips something else could happen which would be much more positive – Reuters.

  • CFTC IMM CTA data – Specs cut net long USD bets to lowest since late October.

  • Japan Dec retail sales -1.7% m/m, +0.6% y/y, +1.3% y/y forecast.

  • Japanese government mulling 60-hour monthly cap on overtime – Kyodo.

  • BoI Visco – Government fund has room to recapitalize other banks after Monte Paschi – Reuters.

  • New Zealand Dec trade deficit NZ$41 mln, year-to-Dec NZ$3.2 bln deficit, Dec exports NZ$4.38 bln, imports NZ$4.42 bln.

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Asia Roundup: Antipodeans near multi-week highs, yen gains following BoJ's stance, Asian shares decline on President Trump's policy concerns – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Market Roundup

  • BOJ keeps monetary policy steady – Reuters

  • BOJ maintains short-term interest rate target at -0.1 pct

  • BOJ maintains 10-year JGB yield target around zero pct

  • BOJ revises up its estimate on potential growth to around 0.5% from 0-0.5%

  • BOJ leaves unchanged pledge to buy JGB’s more or less at current pace so its holdings increase at annual pace of around 80 trillion yen

  • BOJ extends deadline for loan programme aimed at boosting lending, supporting industries with growth potential

  • BOJ: debt buying for loan programme extended by 1 year
  • BOJ quarterly report: Japan economy continues moderate recovery trend

  • BOJ quarterly report: risks to economy, prices tilted to downside

  • BOJ quarterly report: BOJ to maintain QQE with yield curve control until needed to stably achieve 2 pct inflation

  • Japan Dec industrial output rises 0.5 pct mth/mt – Reuters

  • Japan manufacturers see Jan output +3.0 pct m/m – Reuters

  • Japan manufacturers see Feb output +0.8% – Reuters

  • Japan Finmin Aso: G7/G20 make it rule that FX issues should be discussed by currency authorities – Reuters

  • Japan Finmin Aso: important to keep close communication on currencies with US –Reuters

  • Japan Finmin Aso: agree with general view that weak yen/strong dollar will continue for a while Reuters

  • Australia business conditions index in Dec at 11 from 5 previous – NAB

  • Australia business confidence at 6 from 5 – NAB

  • Australia Dec private sector credit +0.7% from +0.5% – RBA

  • Australia Dec housing credit +0.5% from +0.5 – RBA

  • New Zealand migration +11.1% from +11.0% prior- Stats NZ

  • New Zealand permanent/long term migration +6.1k after +6.2k prior-Stats NZ

  • Trump fires acting U.S. attorney general after she refuses to enforce immigration order – Reuters

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