Economic calendar due from Asia today – Tuesday 28 April 2020

2301 GMT UK – Lloyds
business barometer for April

2330
GMT Australia weekly consumer confidence

  • ANZ/Roy
    Morgan survey

2330
GMT Japan Jobless (Unemployment) rate for March

  • expected
    2.5%,
    prior 2.4%

Job
to applicant ratio for March

  • expected
    1.40, prior 1.45

0110
GMT Bank of Japan Japanese Government Bond purchase operation

  • in the 1-3, 3-5, 5-10 years
    left until maturity window

  • yesterday the BOJ removed its 80tln yen yearly limit on buying JGBs, pledging instead to buy whatever it takes to maintain the yield around zero %. The BOJ had not needed to buy anywhere near 80tln yen to do so in past years (last year was 14 tln yen). Perhaps the new aggressive buy program results in greater purchases today (if so it may weaken yen).

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