It is Wednesday 15th / Thursday 16th of March, depending on where you are.
Here are some things to expect ahead of the APAC session today.
The euro and Swiss franc were among the worstperforming G-10 currencies on Wednesday, as new Credit Suisse Group AG problems soured risk sentiment, despite Swiss regulators saying the bank will receive a liquidity backstop if necessary. The US dollar index rose for the first time in five days, and bonds rallied globally.
5:45 PM ET
New Zealand GDP QoQ for 4Q
Median Forecast: -0.2% | Prior: 2.0% | Range: 0.5% / 1.5%
7:50 PM ET
Japanese Core Machinery Orders MoM for January
Median Forecast: 1.4% | Prior: 1.6% | Range: 3.5% / -3.4%
Japanese Core Machinery Orders YoY for January
Median Forecast: -3.9% | Prior: -6.6% | Range: 0.0% / -8.5%
Japanese Total Trade Balance for February
Median Forecast: -1,150B | Prior: -3,496.6B | Range: -507.5B / -2176.2B
Japanese Imports YoY for February
Median Forecast: 12.4% | Prior: 17.8% | Range: 18.5% / 3.9%
Japanese Exports YoY for February
Median Forecast: 7.0% | Prior: 3.5% | Range: 12.7% / 0.9%
8:30 PM ET
Australian Employment Change for February
Median Forecast: 50.0k | Prior: -11.5k | Range: 100.0k / 4.0k
Australian Unemployment Rate for February
Median Forecast: 3.6% | Prior: 3.7% | Range: 3.8% / 3.5%