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TradeTheNews.com Asian Mid-session Update: China Industrial profits slow further; Japan headline CPI falls to 2-year lows   
Fri, 28 Aug 12:51 AM EST/05:51 AM GMT
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Economic Data
- (CN) CHINA JULY INDUSTRIAL PROFITS Y/Y: -2.9% V -0.3% PRIOR; YTD: -1.0% V -0.7% PRIOR
- (JP) JAPAN AUG TOKYO CPI Y/Y: 0.1% (2-year low) V 0.1%E;
CPI EX FRESH FOOD Y/Y: -0.1% V -0.2%E; CPI Ex Food, Energy Y/Y: 0.4% (5-month high) v 0.3%e
- (JP) JAPAN JULY NATIONAL CPI Y/Y: 0.2% (2-year low) V 0.2%E; CPI EX FRESH FOOD Y/Y: 0.0% (2-year low) V -0.2%E
- (JP) JAPAN JULY JOBLESS RATE: 3.3% V 3.4%E; Job-To-Applicant Ratio: 1.21 (highest since Feb 1992) v 1.19e
- (JP) JAPAN JULY RETAIL SALES M/M: 1.2% V 0.6%%E; RETAIL TRADE Y/Y: 1.6% V 1.1%E (4th straight rise)
- (JP) JAPAN JULY OVERALL HOUSEHOLD SPENDING Y/Y: -0.2% V +0.5%E; 2nd straight decline

Index Snapshot (as of 02:30 GMT)
- Nikkei225 +2.8%, S&P/ASX +0.6%, Kospi +1.5%, Shanghai Composite +2.6%, Hang Seng +0.9%, Sept S&P500 -0.5% at 1,979

Commodities/Fixed Income
- Dec gold +0.6% at $1,129/oz, Oct crude oil +0.8% at $42.92/brl, Dec copper flat at $2.33/lb
- USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.3986 v 6.4085 prior setting; Largest increase in Yuan fix since March
- (JP) BOJ offers to buy ¥400B in 5-10yr JGBs, ¥800B in T-bills, and ¥140B in floatin ...
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