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| | Email Asian Market Update: Asian bourses rise on hints of easing by European central banks; all eyes on US Jobs data***Economic Data*** - Source

- (JP) JAPAN MAY PRELIMINARY LEADING INDEX CI: 110.5 V 101.2E; COINCIDENT INDEX CI: 105.9 V 96.2E (6th straight rise) - (AU) AUSTRALIA JUN AIG PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION INDEX: 39.5 V 35.3 PRIOR - (JP) JAPAN JUN OFFICIAL RESERVE ASSETS: $1.24T V $1.25T PRIOR - (TW) TAIWAN JUN CPI Y/Y: 0.6% V 0.6%E; WPI Y/Y: -1.9% V -2.4%E - (PH) PHILIPPINES JUN CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) M/M: 0.6% V 0.5%E; Y/Y: 2.8% V 2.7%E; CORE CPI: 2.9% V 2.8%E - (MA) MALAYSIA MAY TRADE BALANCE (MYR): +2.5B V +1.2BE - (CO) COLOMBIA JUN PRODUCER PRICE INDEX M/M: 0.2% V 0.2% PRIOR; Y/Y: -0.2% V -2.1% PRIOR ***Markets Snapshot (as of 04:00 GMT)*** - Nikkei225 +1.3% - S&P/ASX +0.7% - Kospi -0.1% - Shanghai Composite +0.1% - Hang Seng +1.3% - Sept S&P500 1624.50 (electronic trade) - Spot gold $1,245.10; -0.4% - Aug crude oil -0.2% at $101.07/contract ***Observations/Insights*** - With US markets close on Federal holiday, Asia bourses tracked the strong gains in the European markets following the decision by both the ECB and BoE to keep rates unchanged and issue forward guidance. Investor sentiment was also buoyed up by suggestions that both central banks intend to maintain an accommodative policy for 'an extended period'. - Korea's Kospi was lower as investor sentiment was driven lower by the release of Samsung Electronics preliminary Q2 profits, which came in less than forecast. - The Nikkei225, boosted by a weakened yen, rose by 1.25% to a 1-month high in the morning session. Nearly all 33 sectors were in positive territory following supportive comments out of the European Central Bank. - Markets await the release of non-farm payrolls data out of the US later today. ***Fixed Income/Commodities/Currencies*** - (JP) Japan BoJ offers to purchase 300B in govt debt with maturities over 10-yr, 110B with maturities up to 1-yr from the market - (AU) Australia MOF (AOFM) sells A$700M in 4.75% 2016 Bonds; avg yield: 2.800%; bid-to-cover: 5.73x - EUR/USD: Barclays lowers 1-month forecast to 1.28 from 1.32 prior - (KR) South Korea may offer KRW700B in corporate bonds - financial press ***Speakers/Political/In the Papers*** - (CN) China vice Fin Min Zhu reiterates China govt calls for US market economy status and to lift curbs on high-tech exports - China still attempting to assess the size of local govt debt; local debt likely larger than forecasted. >- (CN) China studying measures to expand property tax pilot program, launch nationwide information network and unify real estate registration so as to control home prices in long-term - financial press - (CN) China assistant foreign minister Zheng: To discuss financial stability, trade and expanded investments between US and China - (CN) China govt considers accessing more organizations and individuals to commodities futures trading in foreign exchanges - (CN) China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP) reports China June logistics prosperity index 53.1% - 0.1% m/m - (CN) State Information Center official Niu forecasts investment remains as main driver for economic growth in H2 - (CN) China PBoC inspector Liu: PBoC to study normalizing Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) business - (CN) China State Council approves to expand bonds issuance from more local govt - financial press - (CN) OCBC cuts China 2013 GDP forecast to 7.7% from 8.0% prior due to liquidity shortage - (JP) BOJ to discuss China risk on domestic economic recovery - financial press - (JP) Japan Bank Group plans to appoint external auditor per plans to prevent TIBOR manipulation - financial press - (AU) Australia PM Rudd: Urbanization is transforming Asia; Indonesia to be one of the largest economies in the world; China and Indonesia free trade agreements are top on the list. - press conf (Indonesia) - (AU) National Australia Bank (NAB) sees Australia FY13/14 wheat production at 24MT, exports at 15.8MT - (NZ) New Zealand Treasury releases govt financial statements: Forecasts better than expected tax revenue to persist - (NZ) New Zealand Fin Min English: On track for FY14/15 surplus - financial press - (KR) Foreign Net Investment in South Korea stocks for June declined by KRW5.1T (most since Aug 2011) - (KR) South Korea Fin Min Hyun: To unveil investment deregulation steps next week - financial press - (IN) Goldman Sachs lowers India FY14 GDP forecast to 6.0% from 6.4% prior; lowers FY15 GDP to 6.8% from 7.3% prior - financial press - (TH) Thailand Central Bank to cut GDP forecast next week - financial press ***Equities*** - Samsung Electronics 005930.KR: Reports prelim Q2 Op proft KRW9.5T v KRW10.0Te, Rev KRW57.0T v KRW58Te - Yuexiu Property 123.HK: Reports H1 contracted sales CNY8.6B, +21% y/y - Hulic 3003.JP: Raises FY13/14 Pretax guidance to 24.0B +20% y/y (prior 22.5B +12% y/y) - Nikkei News - Nippon Paper 3863.JP: May report Q1 op profit 4B -30% y/y, Rev 250B flat y/y - Nikkei News - Softbank 9984.JP: Added 248.1K new subscribers in May v 298.0k in May - KDDI Corp 9433.JP: Added 232.2K new subscribers in June v 227.0K in May - NTT DoCoMo 9437.JP: Lost 5.9K net subscribers in June v net gain 91.8K in May - Source


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