Australian GDP rose by 3.1%, exceeding analysts’ forecasts of 2.5%. The Australian dollar climbed after the release, but then joined its peers in falling against the USD.
Japanese exports rebound in October
In October, Japan's exports rebounded following dives provoked by a series of natural disasters. That’s what a Reuters survey disclosed on Friday. However, fears over global demand as well as the US-China trade conflict still pressure.
Exports were anticipated to leap by 9% in October from 2017. That’s the fastest tempo of gain since January, according to the interview of 16 financial analysts. In September, they dived by 1.3%.
As for imports, they rallied by 14.5% from 2017, providing a trade deficit of up to 70 billion yen.
Financial analysts told that the overall tempo pace of expansion in global trade is currently decelerating and Japan’s exports surge has appeared to be quite sluggish. However, they’re assured that adverse impacts from natural disasters diminished.
Notwithstanding the fact the American economy is firm enough, but the economies in other areas are slumping, thus impacting global trade, including Japan's exports.
The finance ministry is expected to uncover the trade data at 8:50 a.m. on November 19.
In addition to this, the survey also disclosed that the nationwide core consumer price index without fresh food prices, but with fuel costs managed to head north by up to 1% in October from 2017. That’s a steady outcome from September.
Besides this, financial analysts added that leaps in crude prices till September probably assisted to ramp up costs of energy-related items, although those weren’t firm enough to have the core CPI underpinned.
Furthermore, the Japanese government is expected to uncover the CPI data on November 22 at 8:30 a.m.
As a matter of fact, Japan's economy headed south more than anticipated in the third quarter, affected by natural disasters as well as a dive in exports. That’s a worrying sign that trade protectionism is starting to heavily impact overseas demand.
Risk assets are recovering after a losing streak in the previous week as progress in the extra US stimulus package improved the market sentiment.
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