There is an RBA speaker during the session today.
2330 GMT Australia – Westpac
leading indicator for January
2350 GMT Japan trade balance
2350 GMT Japan Core Machinery
Orders for December
expected -6.1%, prior +1.5% m/m
expected %, prior % y/y
Used as a capex indicator for
Japan in the months ahead
0100 GMT Reserve Bank of Australia Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor (Financial Markets), speaking at Finance & Treasury Association’s FX roundtable webinar
AUD traders will want to tune in for this – the RBA is not happy with the strengthening AUD and this will be an opportunity for Kent to try some jawboning.