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JAPAN

Japan To Observe Holiday

AUSSIE BONDS

Flattening Extends

JPY

Liquidity Sapped By Local Holiday

AUD

AUD Edges Lower After Volatile Wednesday

JGB TECHS

(Z1) Bearish Trend Condition

Repeats Story Initially Transmitted at 21:06 GMT Apr 23/17:06 EST Apr 23
                       Apr 27   Apr 27   Apr 27     Apr 27
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                                 Chain               Final
                         Real    Price      ECI       Mich
                          GDP    Index           Sentiment
Data For               1Q (a)   1Q (a)       1Q        Apr
Denomination          Pct Chg  Pct Chg  Pct Chg      Index
Median Forecast **        1.9      2.4      0.7       98.0
High Forecast             2.4      2.5      0.8       98.5
Low Forecast              1.5      2.1      0.6       97.8
Mean                      1.9      2.3      0.7       98.0
Standard Deviation        0.3      0.2      0.1        0.2
No. of Responses           20        7       11          9
Amherst Pierpont          1.8       NA      0.7       98.4
Bank of the West          1.7      2.1      0.7       97.9
Barclays Capital          1.5       NA       NA         NA
BMO                       2.3      2.4      0.7       98.0
Capital Economics         2.3       NA       NA         NA
CIBC                      1.9      2.4       NA         NA
Comerica Bank             2.0      2.2       NA         NA
Credit Suisse             1.8       NA       NA       98.5
Deutsche Bank             2.2      2.5      0.8       97.8
FT Advisors               1.9      2.1      0.6       97.8
Goldman Sachs             1.9       NA      0.8       98.0
Morgan Stanley            1.6       NA      0.7         NA
Natwest                   2.0      2.5      0.7         NA
Nomura                    1.6       NA      0.7         NA
NTL Bank Canada           1.7       NA       NA         NA
RBC                       2.1       NA       NA         NA
Scotiabank                2.2       NA       NA         NA
TD Securities             1.6       NA       NA         NA
UBS                       1.7       NA      0.7       98.0
UMaryland                 2.4       NA      0.6       98.0
     
** Note: The survey median is compiled solely from the forecasts listed above
and is not intended to represent a market consensus.
--MNI Washington Bureau; +1 202-371-2121; email: holly.stokes@marketnews.com
[TOPICS: MTABLE]