There were no major moves during the Asian trading session, however we have some events today, which may affect the sentiment in the market.
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 risk sentiment remains under pressure after the comments by China about the countermeasures against the US tariffs. Thus, the AUD/USD and the USD/JPY pairs will be under our attention.
During the European trading session, both the US and the UK yield curves inverted.
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