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  • Editor’s Picks / 45 minutes ago

    Japan's CPI barely budges as households keep wallets shut

    CNBC
    The Bank of Japan's efforts to reach its 2% inflation target didn't get much of a boost from the latest data, with the country's core consumer price index for June barely budging and as households unexpectedly snapped their wallets shut. Leslie Shaffer writes Japan's core CPI, which excludes fresh food, rose 0.1% on-year in June, a tad above the 0.0% forecast in a Reuters poll. The "core-core" CPI, which excludes both food and energy prices, rose 0.6% from a year earlier. But household spending unexpectedly fell 2.0% on-year in June, sharply underperforming expectations for a 1.7% rise.
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  • Calendar event / 1 hour ago

    AU PPI

    forecast
    actual
    Low PPI, Y/Y%
    +1.1%
    Low PPI, Q/Q%
    +0.3%
  • Article / 2 hours ago

    Morning Report APAC: Expectations rise for September rate hike

    APAC Sales Trading Desk / Saxo Capital Markets
    Singapore
    Morning Report APAC: Expectations rise for September rate hike
    The US GDP came in weaker than expected but core PCE came in stronger than expected, raising hopes for a September rate rise. With the rally of the USD overnight and bigger volatility in the data coming ahead in the US, the market has bought back some gamma and is getting ready for the NFP numbers coming in one week.
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  • Article / Yesterday at 23:36 GMT

    China's maternity market delivers for online retailers

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    China
    China's maternity market delivers for online retailers
    The baby and maternity market has grown quickly in China, and firms have reacted to this by building new platforms to cater for this new demand. Online cosmetics retailer Jumei has invested in BabyTree, an online baby and maternity community. This will see the site build out its e-commerce services, which are expected to be an extension of Jumei's own service.
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