Asia Central Banks Driving the Agenda

Traders can look forward to central bank decisions and economic data from Asia’s powerhouses this week.

Monday kicked off with Japan’s revised first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) before the market open and will end with May consumer confidence after the market close.

Japan’s economy grew at an annualized rate of 6.7 percent in the first quarter of the year, compared with an initial estimate of 5.9 percent, data showed.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
Alfonso Esparza