There is an RBA speaker during the session today.

2330 GMT Australia – Westpac
leading indicator for January 

2350 GMT Japan trade balance
for January 

balance adjusted



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. 

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