Here is what’s on the economic calendar in Asia today – Friday 28 May 2021


None of these are likely to move FX much upon release. 

2200 GMT New Zealand – ANZ
Consumer Confidence Index for May

  • prior +4.2% m/m to 115.4

2301 GMT UK – Lloyds
business barometer for May 

2330 GMT Tokyo inflation data
for May – Tokyo area CPI (national level CPI for the month follows
in three weeks). No joy for the BOJ exp[ected in these numbers, still way below the Bank’s 2% target. 

  • Tokyo CPI % y/y, expected -0.5%,
    prior was -0.6%

  • Tokyo CPI excluding Fresh
    Food % y/y, expected -0.2%, prior was -0.2%

  • Tokyo CPI excluding Food,
    Energy % y/y, expected -0.1%, prior was 0.0%

2330 GMT Japan Jobless
(Unemployment) rate for April

Also, Job
to applicant ratio for April at the same time

  • expected 1.1, prior 1.1

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