South Korea confirms 256 more coronavirus cases, total 2022

28 Feb 2020
Yesterday we got 334 more coronavirus cases, total 1595
If the rate of expansion slows like this it'll be good news. 
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Australia Private Sector Credit for January: 0.3% m/m (expected 0.2%)

28 Feb 2020
Australia Private Sector Credit for January: 0.3% m/m
- expected 0.2% m/m, prior 0.2%
- prior 2.4% y/y 
 Business credit m/m a good growth compared with December. 
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Chinese naval ship lases a US Navy plane near Guam

28 Feb 2020
A US maritime patrol aircraft 'lased' by a Chinese destroyer 
Statement from the US Pacific Fleet just released - said the incident occurred over international waters. 
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UK February consumer confidence at -7, highest in 18 months

28 Feb 2020
GfK survey, comes in at -7
- expected 
-8,
prior -9
"The only 'known unknown' is the potential impact of coronavirus on behaviour, confidence and spending patterns," Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, said. "This is a developing story, watch this space." 
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China reports 327 new coronavirus cases and 44 deaths for February 27

27 Feb 2020
Coronavirus focus has largely switcvhed to Korea, Japan and elsewhere. NUmbers do climb still in China though
Mainland China as of end February 27:
Hubei province accounting for 318 new cases and 41 deaths 
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Japan Industrial Production for January (preliminary) 0.8% m/m (expected 0.2%)

27 Feb 2020
Japan Industrial Production for January
(preliminary)
+0.8% for a solid beat indeed 
- expected 0.2% m/m, prior 1.2%
- expected
-3.1%
y/y, prior -3.1%
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Japan Retail sales for January +0.6% m/m (expected -0.1% )

27 Feb 2020
Japan Retail sales for January


+0.6% m/m, a good beat 
- expected -0.1% m/m, prior 0.2%
-0.4% y/y 
- expected
-1.3%
y/y, prior -2.6%

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FT: Saudi Arabia is pushing to make a substantial cut in oil production when Opec meet

27 Feb 2020
OPEC meet 5 and 6 March in Vienna, the says Saudi Arabia  is asking producers including Russia for a production cut of an additional 1m barrels a day
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Small business sentiment measure from China: February 37.3 (from 56.2 in Jan)

27 Feb 2020
A record low for this, the February business conditions index compiled by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing
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Japan Unemployment rate for January 2.4% (expected 2.2%)

27 Feb 2020
The data from Japan is not a focus today. It usually isn't is it?
Jobless rate 2.4% in Jan
- expected
2.2%,
prior 2.2%
Job
to applicant ratio for January 1.49
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