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Twitter submits a $1B IPO. - BOJ policy statement largely unchanged from prior month; Keeps economic assessment unchanged after September increase, stating "economy is recovering moderately"; Raises assessment of CAPEX - one of the weaker components of GDP in the most recent quarters - to state "fixed investment has been picking up"; Also keeping inflation outlook unchanged. - Korea monetary authorities draw the line on KRW strength, defending KRW1,070 level. - Samsung Electronics Q3 guidance in line with estimates - reports prelim Q3 Op profit KRW10.1T v KRW10.0Te, Rev KRW59.0T v KRW60Te ***Economic Data*** - (JP) BANK OF JAPAN (BOJ) POLICY STATEMENT: REITERATES TO INCREASE MONETARY BASE AT ANNUAL PACE OF 60-70T; Leaves economic assessment unchanged; Raises CAPEX assessment - (KR) SOUTH KOREA SEPT FOREIGN RESERVES: $336.9B (record high) V $331.1B PRIOR - (HK) HONG KONG SEPT HSBC/MARKIT PMI: 50.0 V 49.7 PRIOR - (PH) PHILIPPINES SEPT CPI M/M: 0.6% V 0.4%E; Y/Y: 2.7% V 2.4%E; CPI CORE Y/Y: 2.3% V 2.2%E ***Fixed Income/Commodities/Currencies*** - (AU) Australia MoF (AOFM) sells A$800M in 4.25% 2017 Bonds; avg yield: 3.0694%; bid-to-cover: 4.14x - GLD: SPDR Gold Trust ETF daily holdings fall by 1.8 tonnes to 900.0 tonnes (lowest since Feb 2009) - (US) Weekly Fed Balance Sheet Assets Week ending Oct 2nd: $3.704T (record high) v $3.691T prior; M1 y/y change: 9.3% v 9.5% w/w; M2 y/y change: 6.8% v 6.7% w/w - USD/JPY little changed after BOJ statement, trading in a 40-pip range around 97.20; EUR/USD consolidating overnight gains to 8-month highs, retreating from 1.3640s to 1.3620's. AUD outperforms rising about 40pips above 0.9430 with two top tier banks having switched expectations for the next RBA rate cut from late 2013 to early 2014, even as other analysts increasingly persuaded RBA easing cycle is over. ***Speakers/Political/In the Papers*** - (JP) Japan Fin Min Aso: Would modify tax rules to avoid domestic companies to be disadvantaged - financial press - (JP) Japan's ruling LDP party's tax panel to discuss corporate tax cuts and lower sales tax on food as early as this month - Nikkei News - (CN) Beijing Sept second-hand housing sales 11.9K units, +17% m/m - Chinese press - (KR) South Korea Central Bank (BOK): Closely monitoring US govt shutdown and budget talks; inflation to peak at 2% in 2014 - (KR) South Korea monetary authorities said to have purchased $300-400M USD to curb KRW rise early on Friday - financial press - (KR) IMF to cut South Korea 2014 GDP forecast to 3.7% from 3.9% - Korean press - (PH) Philippine Central Bank gov Tetangco: Philippine inflation to remain manageable ***Equities*** Market Snapshot (as of 03:30 GMT): - Nikkei225 -0.4%, S&P/ASX -0.4%, Kospi -0.2%, Shanghai Composite closed, Hang Seng -0.5%, Dec S&P500 +0.1% at 1,671, Dec gold -0.2% at $1,315, Nov crude oil -0.1% at $103.21/brl US markets: - XRTX: Reports Q3 $0.21 adj v $0.08e, R$217.3M v $211Me; -7.8% afterhours - UNP: Guides Q3 EPS $2.45-2.48 v $2.56e; overall flat volumes y/y -1.5% afterhours - FB: Company blog indicates intent to start implementing ads within Instagram feed; +0.8% afterhours - ADBE: Discloses security team in Sept discovered attacks on its network that sought access to customer, product info; data on 2.9M customers stolen; -0.5% afterhours Notable movers by sector: - Consumer Discretionary: ABC-MART 2670.JP -0.6% (may report H1 op profit +13% y/y) - Industrials: Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd 1925.JP -1.0% (analyst action) - Materials: Sekisui Chemical Co Ltd 4204.JP -2.1% (analyst action) - Technology: High Tech Computer Corp 2498.TW +1.2% (first quarterly loss); TPK Holding Co Ltd 3673.TW +3.7% (partnership agreement); iProperty Group Ltd IPP.AU +0.6% (disposes stake in iCar and strengthens balance sheet); Samsung Electronics 005930.KR +0.6% (prelim Q3 results); MediaTek Inc 2454.TW +0.5% (supply chain agreement with Samsung) - Financials: Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd 8802.JP -2.4% (analyst action); Haseko Corp 1808.JP +1.7% (may resume dividends paying) - Utilities: TEPCO 9501 -4.7% (water processing system halted) - Telecom: China Mobile 941.HK -2.1% (analyst action); KT Corp 030200.KR +1.1% (awarded contract) - Source


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