Macro Data Impacting Asia January 11 - 15


11 Jan

Covid cases impact on the markets is reducing, although new mutant strains could  change that.  US Politics and the erratic behaviour of Trump remain a big concern not only to the US markets but China/Hong Kong especially.  
Investors will also be looking for clues about additional stimulus from the Biden team once they take office.
US Earnings will increase in pace with the US Banks due to report Friday of this week.

Key
China Inflation, already out was higher than forecast, later in the week we get the Balance of Trade. Also likely this week in New Loans data which will give insight into China’s recovery.
US Inflation data along with Initial and Continuing Claims, Beige Book, Retail Sales Industrial and Manufacturing data along with the Michigan preliminary data

Monday 11 January 2021
JAPAN Market closed for Coming of Age Day
S KOREA No data due
TAIWAN No data due
CHINA Inflation and PPI
HONG KONG No data due
EUROZONE No data due
GERMANY No data due
FRANCE No data due
UK No data due
US Consumer Inflation Expectations

Tuesday 12 January 2021
JAPAN Current Account, Bank Lending, Eco Watchers Survey (Current & Outlook).
S KOREA  No data due
TAIWAN  No data due
CHINA  No data due
HONG KONG  No data due
EUROZONE No data due
GERMANY No data due
FRANCE No data due
UK  No data due
US Redbook, JOLT’s Job Openings, IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism.  After mkt API Crude Oil Stock ChangeEarnings: KB Homes, Albertsons

Wednesday 13 January 2021
JAPAN Machine Tool Orders
S KOREA Unemployment Rate
TAIWAN  No data due
CHINA  No data due But could get FDI, Vehicle Sales, New Yuan Loans, Outstanding Loan Growth, Total Social Financing, M2 Money Supply.
HONG KONG  No data due
EUROZONE Industrial Production
GERMANY Wholesale Prices
FRANCE  No data due
UK  No data due
US MBA Mortgage Applications and 30 year Mortgage Rate, Inflation Rate, Core Inflation Rate, EIA Oil Report, Monthly Budget Statement, Beige Book.Earnings: IHS Markit, Infosys, Wipro

Thursday 14 January 2021
JAPAN Machinery Orders, PPI
S KOREA Import and Export Prices
TAIWAN  No data due
CHINA Balance of Trade, Exports, Imports
HONG KONG  No data due
EUROZONE ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts.
GERMANY GDP Growth, Government Budget
FRANCE  No data due
UK  No data due
US Initial Claims, 4 week average Claims, Continuing Claims, Export & Import Prices.Earnings: BlackRock, First Republic, Taiwan Semiconductor, Delta Airlines

Friday 15 January 2021
JAPAN Foreign Stock and Bond Investment, Tertiary Industry Index.
S KOREA BoK Interest Rate Decision
TAIWAN  No data due
CHINA  No data due
HONG KONG  No data due
EUROZONE  Balance of Trade
GERMANY  No data due
FRANCE Inflation Rate, Budget Balance
UK Balance of Trade, GDP,  GDP  3 Month Average, Industrial Production, Manufacturing Production, Construction Output, Goods Trade Balance, NIESR Monthly GDP Tracker.
US Retail Sales, PPI, Core PPI, NY Empire State Manufacturing Index, Industrial Production, Capacity Utilisation, Manufacturing Production, Business Inventories, Michigan Data Prelim (Current Conditions, Consumer Sentiment, Inflation Expectations, Consumer Expectations and 5 year Inflation Expectations), Baker Hughes Total Rig CountEarnings: JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, PNC Financial

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