USA- New Jersey hospital assessing a patient for possible coronavirus infection
RBNZ's model of core inflation increases to 1.8% y/y (from 1.7% prior)
Japan's Nishimura says there there 700+ Japanese nationals currently in Wuhan
- says 710 Japanese nationals in Wuhan presently
I hope they like it their 'cause none of them are leaving any time soon - the city is sealed off by Chinese authorities and they do not much around. No one is getting out.
More from Xinhua on coronavirus. 830 cases confirmed, a further 1000+ suspected
- 830 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus
- reported in 29 provincial-level regions in the country by the end of Thursday
citing China's National Health Commission.
The RBNZ is delaying publication of its inflation data citing technical difficulties
- was due at 0200GMT
RBNZ saying tech difficulties are delaying the release.
NZ data - New Zealand credit card spending for December: - 0.9% m/m (prior +1.5%)
Japan finance minister Aso says the country has no plans to issue a digital currency
From earlier this week:
Speaking of ice cream:
China's Global Times says 105 new cases of Wuhan coronavirus were confirmed in Hubei
more to come
Also, Yonhap confirms another case of the virus in South Korea
Forecast for the RBNZ to leave interest rates unchanged for all of 2020
These comments are from earlier in the week I hadn't posted:
- RBNZ is likely to keep the policy rate in 2020 on hold
Stan Chart say government fiscal policy
Waiting for the PBOC USD/CNY rate setting? Come back in a week (seriously).
And will remain closed right through to Thursday January 30 inclusive.