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Japan’s Domestic CGPI

Consumer Goods inflation again came in softer in Japan, the details of the release are as follows:

  • Domestic CGPI (MoM) – Survey:0.1%   Actual:-0.1%   Prior:0.1%
  • Domestic CGPI (YoY) – Survey:0.8%   Actual:0.5%   Prior:1.3%

US Jobless Claims Move Lower to 358K

Jobless Claims:  Survey:  370K    Actual: 358K   Prior: 367K    Revised:  373K   

Continuing Claims:  Survey: 3500K    Actual:  3515K    Prior: 3437K   Revised: 3451K

EUR/USD continues to move higher on Greek austerity deal news.

China’s January CPI & PPI

The CPI rose markedly in January, even above some lofty expectations during the shortened month in China for the New Year celebration. The market has not had a strong reaction to this inflationary release as Greek leaders have reportedly failed to reach an agreement on pension cuts:

  • Producer Price Index (YoY) – Survey:0.8%   Actual:0.7%   Prior:1.7%
  • Consumer Price Index (YoY) – Survey:4.0%   Actual:4.5%   Prior:4.1%
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