Asia-Pacific Calendar: The Week Ahead (November 19-23)

by: Interactive Brokers

The calendar in the Asia-Pacific region will be highlighted by an update on Japanese inflation, as well as a speech from Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe.

Overall, however, activity is set to slow, amid the observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the U.S.

Japanese inflation, which has languished at low levels, had fallen a bit in September, further cementing the Bank of Japan’s case for economic stimulus.

Japan will also release a flash reading of its Nikkei Manufacturing PMI, South Korea will unveil consumer confidence numbers for November, and New Zealand will announce trade balance data for October.

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the Asia-Pacific region in the week beginning November 19.

Note: This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on November 19, 2018.

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