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The day ahead in Asia - here's what's coming up (RBA the focus)

China is back from a holiday Monday, Japan is on holiday today (and Wed, Thurs too)

Coming up soon (2130GMT) Federal Reserve San Fran head Williams is giving a speech - the topic is systemic risk ... but he often can't help himself and I guess we'll get some off topic comments on the economy and his outlook for monetary policy. Or a leak !

2330GMT - Australia - weekly consumer sentiment (ANZ / Roy Morgan data), prior was a sad-sack slump to 111.7. Cheer up Australia!

0130GMT - Australia - Building approvals for march

  • For the m/m, expected -2.0%, prior +3.1%
  • y/y, expected -14.0%, prior -9.0%

A fall in building approvals will be welcome by some developers at least, ... there are 31,000 inner city units coming on line in Australia's second largets city real soon . SALE! time

0145GMT - China - private manufacturing PMI (Caixin) for April, expected 49.8, prior 49.7

0200GMT - New Zealand - Treasury's monthly economic indicators published

0430GMT - Australia - Reserve Bank of Australia May meeting announcement and accompanying statement from Governor Glenn Stevens

Check these out:

I'm sure there is more, but that'll have to do for now :-D

Later, during the Europe/UK timezone we get the Aussie federal government budget.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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