Last Updated on Sunday, 01 December 2013 04:19 GMT
GBP/JPY Fundamentals and Economic Strength Meter
GBP/JPY - Recent economic releases
GBP: BBA Mortgage Approvals: 42.8K, negative as compared to the consensus (45.2K) as well as the previous 43.2K.
GBP: Gross Domestic Product (preliminary): Year on year change 1.5% was same as the consensus and better than the previous 1.3%. Same with the quarter on quarter change which was 0.8% against the previous 0.7%.
GBP: Gfk Consumer Confidence: -12, negative as compared to the consensus (-10) as well as the previous -11.
GBP: Nationwide Housing Prices (YoY): 6.5%, positive as compared to the consensus (6.0%) as well as the previous 5.8%.
GBP: Consumer Credit: GBP 0.457 billion, negative as compared to the consensus (0.605 billion) as well as the previous 1.0738 billion British pounds.
GBP: Mortgage Approvals: 67.701K, less than the expected 68.500K but were better than the previous release of 66.891K.
JPY: Retail Sales: Month on month change in the large retailers' sales was -0.4% against the previous 0.7%. The year on year retail trade was 2.3% and though better than the expected 2.1% but was less than the previous 3.0%.
JPY: Consumer Price Index: The year on year national CPI remained same as the previous release at 1.1%. Year on year national CPI ex-fresh food was same as the consensus i.e. 0.9% and better than the previous 0.7%.
JPY: Nomura / JMMA manufacturing PMI: 55.1 against the previous 54.2.
JPY: Overall Household Spending (YoY): 0.9%, same as the consensus and quite less than the previous 3.7%.
JPY: Unemployment Rate: The unemployment remained same as the previous release at 4.0% while the expectations were for a reduction to 3.9%.
JPY: Industrial Production (preliminary): The year on year change was 4.7% against the previous 5.1%.
JPY: Housing Starts: Annualized data was 1.037 million against the previous 1.044 million. The year on year change was 7.1% and though better than the expected 4.3% but was quite less than the previous 19.4%.
JPY: Tensions increased between Japan and China after China's unilateral declaration of new air defense zone over East China Sea.
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