News Headline Summary

Japanese Retail Trade SA (Jan) M/M 2.3% vs. Exp. 0.9% (Prev. 0.1%, Rev. 0.0%)

- Retail Trade (Jan) Y/Y -1.1% vs. Exp. -1.5% (Prev. 0.4%, Rev. 0.3%)
- Large Retailers' Sales (Jan) M/M -3.5% vs. Exp. -0.8% (Prev. 0.0%, Rev. 0.1%)
- Febuary 1-10 trade deficit JPY 395.16bln.

Update details:

- Japan Retail sales post first Y/Y drop in three months.

Reaction details:

- No immediate reaction seen in USD/JPY, trades 92.17 (+20 pips) last.

Print 23:50, 26 Feb 2013 - Asian News - Source: Newswires