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RBA keeps rates at record lows; Japan stocks higher on weak yen, cabinet reshuffle   
Tue, 02 Sep 01:16 AM EST/06:16 AM GMT
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Economic Data
- (AU) RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA (RBA) LEAVES CASH RATE TARGET UNCHANGED AT 2.50%; AS EXPECTED (12th straight pause)
- (KR) SOUTH KOREA AUG CPI M/M: 0.2% V 0.3%E; Y/Y: 1.4% V 1.6%E
- (AU) Australia ANZ Roy Morgan Weekly Consumer Confidence Index: 112.6 v 113.5 prior
- (JP) JAPAN AUG MONETARY BASE Y/Y: 40.5% V 42.7% PRIOR; MONETARY BASE END OF PERIOD: ¥243.5T V ¥243.2T PRIOR
- (NZ) NEW ZEALAND AUG ANZ COMMODITY PRICE M/M: -3.3% V -2.4% PRIOR
- (JP) JAPAN JUL LABOR CASH EARNINGS Y/Y: 2.6% (5th consecutive increase) V 0.9%E
- (AU) AUSTRALIA Q2 CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE (A$): -13.7B V -14.0BE; NET EXPORTS OF GDP: -0.9% V -0.7%E
- (AU) AUSTRALIA JUL BUILDING APPROVALS M/M: 2.5% V 1.9%E; Y/Y: 9.4% V 7.8%E

Index Snapshot (as of 03:30 GMT)
- Nikkei225 +1.3%, S&P/ASX +0.1%, Kospi flat, Shanghai Composite +0.2%, Hang Seng -0.3%, Sept S&P500 +0.1% at 2,002

Commodities/Fixed Income/Currencies
- Dec Gold -0.2% at $1218.1, Oct Crude -0.1% at $95.84
- (CN) PBoC to drain CNY18B in 14-day repos (11th consecutive drain)
- JGB: (JP) Japan MoF sells ¥2.20T in 0.5% 10-yr notes; Avg Yield: 0.5217% v 0.522% prior; bid-to-cover: 3.58x v 4.29x prior ...
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