Latest Greek Markit mftg PMI data now out 2 April – Job creation climbs to new record highs Not as good as previous but still in positive territory above the 50 threshold.
A negative start to the month for Chinese equities 2 April – SCI down -0.2% at 3163.18 – CS1300 down – 0.3% at 3886.92 Traders/analysts cite ongoing US/China trade war concerns and mixed data readings from the mftg sector with official data showing better than expected by private surveys showing weakest expansion in 4 months…
Latest data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association – 2 April 2018 The data measures domestic sales of cars, trucks and buses in the country.
Tokyo’s main index reverses and closes at the day’s lows A poor end to the session as the index fell into the close in the final hour of trading. Real estate stocks led losses on the day. The U-turn also sees the Topix index close 0.44% lower as well.
Monthly gauge of inflation from the Melbourne Institute, a private survey +0.1 % m/m – prior -0.1% m/m 2.1% y/y – prior 2.1% y/y Trimmed mean 0.0% m/m (i.e unchanged on the month in March)
Still in solid expansion at 53.1 in March but down slightly from the February result – Down for the second month in a row Some of the sub indexes: New orders 53.1
Australian Industry Group (AiG) performance of Manufacturing Index for March 2018 Dunno how this post got published …. this data is due Tuesday from Australia, not today.
China statement released Sunday night by China’s Customs Tariffs Commission (announced on the Finance Ministry website) changing (increasing) tariff treatment on US products
Latest data released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism – 30 March 2018 Not as big of a miss, showing that last month’s sharp cooldown in demand was a bit of a one-off. A minor data point.
Some early forex rates at this very thin liquidity time of the week, made even thinner by holidays today in New Zealand and Australia, and later in Hong Kong.