All attention on the market is on the Brexit process. Fears over the no-deal Brexit pushed the British pound deep down yesterday after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed he was ready to abandon negotiations.
Japan's coincident index heads south by 0.9 point In March, cabinet cuts view
In March, Japan's coincident indicator index demonstrated a worse outcome, while the country’s cabinet had its view cut, thus indicating that the Japanese economy might be in recession due to the fact that the US-China trade conflict as along with dismal external demand affected the Japanese export-reliant economy.
In fact, the assessment on the index by the Japanese cabinet ascertains that the Japanese economy is getting worse that drops a hint that there’s a high likelihood that the Japanese economy is currently facing its downtime.
Earlier, the Japanese cabinet told that the domestic economy was approaching a turning point towards a downgrade. To put that another way, the Japanese economy might have demonstrated another maximum several months earlier.
Later the Japanese government will assess the domestic economy retrospectively and comprehensively with panel members and also have the economic cycle officially defined.
In addition to this, in March, the index of coincident economic indicators, made up of a range of data, in particular, employment, factory output, not to mention retail sales data, headed south a preliminary 0.9 point from the previous month. That’s what the Cabinet Office informed on Monday.
Aside from that, the index for major economic indicators that turns out to be an indicator of the Japanese economy a few months ahead and is compiled utilizing such data as consumer sentiment and job offers, inched down by about 0.8 point from February.
Meanwhile, the common currency was nearly intact, showing $1.1231.
Versus the Swiss franc, the evergreen buck slumped to 1.0109.
Versus a group of its key counterparts, the USD index stood still, showing 97.318.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.