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Forex & Equities: Economic Data & Session Ranges

Posted by Akhilesh Ganti on Apr 9, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Economic Data: Australian Job Growth came out at +18.1k and the unemployment rate fell to +5.8%, surprising a market that was expecting a pullback after last month's extremely strong figures. AUD/USD, which had been trading around 0.9380, surged sharply taking out stops above 0.9410 as it made its way to 0.9442. While the headline figure was robust, the fact that Full time employment and participation rate fell suggests that economic growth is still fragile.

{Source: Bloomberg}

Country Event Period Survey Actual Prior Revision
New Zealand ANZ Truckometer Heavy MoM Mar -- -1.10% 2.30% 2.40%
New Zealand BusinessNZ Manufacturing PMI Mar -- 58.4 56.2 56.5
Japan Machine Orders MoM Feb -2.60% -8.80% 13.40% --
Japan Machine Orders YoY Feb 17.50% 10.80% 23.60% --
Japan Bank Lending Incl Trusts YoY Mar -- 2.10% 2.20% --
Japan Bank Lending Ex-Trusts YoY Mar -- 2.30% 2.40% --
Australia Consumer Inflation Expectation Apr -- 2.40% 2.10% --
Australia Employment Change Mar 2.5K 18.1K 47.3K 48.2K
Australia Unemployment Rate Mar 6.10% 5.80% 6.00% 6.10%
Australia Full Time Employment Change Mar -- -22.1K 80.5K 80.0K
Australia Part Time Employment Change Mar -- 40.2K -33.3K -31.8K
Australia Participation Rate Mar 64.80% 64.70% 64.80% 64.90%
Japan Tokyo Avg Office Vacancies Mar -- 6.7 7.01 --
China Trade Balance Mar $1.80B $7.71B -$22.99B --
China Exports YoY Mar 4.80% -6.60% -18.10% --
China Imports YoY Mar 3.90% -11.30% 10.10% --

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