Technical Analysis

Economic calendar in Asia, Friday, 2 December 2022: BOJ Kuroda, RBA Lowe, ECB Lagarde

On the speakers, which will be the focus on the session, not the data:

  • Kuroda and other Bank of Japan officials have been consistent in sticking to the line that there is no prospect of an imminent tightening of policy from the BOJ.
  • Lowe spoke only last week. The message from the Reserve Bank of Australia is that are more rate hike to come but they’ll not be +50bp rate hikes. We had +25 in October and November and that is expected again at the December meeting (on the 6th).
  • Lagarde, too, spoke last week. More here. Lagarde titled to the hawkish end of the spectrum.
  • This
    snapshot from the ForexLive economic data calendar, access
    it here
  • The
    times in the left-most column are GMT.
  • The
    numbers in the right-most column are the ‘prior’ (previous
    month/quarter as the case may be) result. The number in the column
    next to that, where there is a number, is the consensus median
  • I’ve
    noted data for New Zealand and Australia with text as the similarity
    of the little flags can sometimes be confusing.

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