Asia-Pacific markets, trade data, Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan emphasizes need to keep current monetary policy The Bank of Japan emphasized the need to maintain its current monetary policy, including leaving the yield curve control unchanged, according to the Summary of Opinions from its last meeting published Thursday. “The Bank needs to continue with the current yield curve control, considering the … Read more

Australia PMI, Japan Jibun Flash PMI, Lunar New Year holidays

New Zealand’s Auckland airport passenger volumes hit 74% of pre-pandemic levels in November New Zealand’s Auckland Airport saw its total passenger volumes for November reach 74% of levels seen in the financial year to June 2019, or the last full-year not impacted by the pandemic, according to the airport’s monthly traffic update. International passengers were … Read more

Japan wholesales price, bitcoin, China Covid, US inflation

Japan wholesale prices rise faster than expectations Japan’s producer prices, or wholesale prices, rose 10.2% in December compared with a year ago, according to official date. That was higher than a rise of 9.5% expected by economists polled by Reuters and marked the third consecutive rise in monthly readings. The nation’s producer prices rose 0.5% … Read more