Free Trial

Cheaper On Friday, CPI In Focus


Highlights This Week – RBA Lowe Appearances, Jobs Data

Real-time Actionable Insight

Get the latest on Central Bank Policy and FX & FI Markets to help inform both your strategic and tactical decision-making.

Free Access

MNI DATA IMPACT: Japan Nov Machine Orders Surged 18.0% M/M

     TOKYO (MNI) - Japan's core machinery orders, excluding those for power
generation equipment and ships, increased for the first time in five months,
data from the Cabinet Office released Thursday showed. The result was driven by
the quick growth in the non-manufacturing sector. 
     -- Core orders increased 18.0% m/m in November, sharply up from the
previous 6.0% m/m drop. 
     -- Orders from non-manufacturing sectors gained 27.8% m/m, revising the
fall of 5.4% m/m reported last month. Orders from manufacturing sectors rose
0.6% m/m, improving from the previous 1.5% m/m drop. 
     -- The outlook for the October-December period is for a 3.5% rise, up from
the outlook of a 3.5% decrease seen in the previous quarter.
     --The Cabinet Office maintained its outlook assessment on the machinery
orders, saying the recovery was "marking time".
--MNI Beijing Bureau; tel: +86 (10) 8532-5998; email:
--MNI Sydney Bureau; +61 405322399; email:

To read the full story

Why Subscribe to

MNI is the leading provider

of news and intelligence specifically for the Global Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insight for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions. We offer not simply news, but news analysis, linking breaking news to the effects on capital markets. Our exclusive information and intelligence moves markets.

Our credibility

for delivering mission-critical information has been built over three decades. The quality and experience of MNI's team of analysts and reporters across America, Asia and Europe truly sets us apart. Our Markets team includes former fixed-income specialists, currency traders, economists and strategists, who are able to combine expertise on macro economics, financial markets, and political risk to give a comprehensive and holistic insight on global markets.