Japan’s Corporate Goods Price index came out in line with forecasts as it rose last month posting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of +2.7% -vs- +2.5% in the preceding month. Japan’s Core Machinery Orders also came out as expected as it rose to +0.6% -vs- the -2.1% reading of the prior month. Australia's Westpac Consumer Sentiment survey fell by 4.8% to 105.0 on lingering concerns about long-term economic growth prospects. The Aussie weakened a bit as traders speculated that another rate cut might be in the cards when the RBA next meets in February 2014. The US House of Representatives and Senate announced a budget agreement thus removing the potential threat of another government shutdown.RBNZ Monetary Policy announcement and Australian Employment data out tomorrow.