By: Eamonn Sheridan

Japanese inflation figures come out today. These are keenly watched to get a gauge on if we are edging in the right direction towards the BOJ's 2% target. 2330GMT Japan National CPI y/y for June, expected +0.1%, prior -0.3% 2330GMT Japan National CPI Ex-Fresh Food y/y for June, expected at +0.3%, prior 0.0% 2330GMT Japan National CPI Ex Food, & Energy y/y for June, expected -0.3%, prior -0.4% 2330GMT Japan Tokyo CPI y/y for July (note, Tokyo CPI figures are available earlier than national CPI figures), expected 0.2%, prior -0.0% 2330GMT Tokyo CPI Ex-Fresh Food y/y for July, expected 0.3%, prior 0.2% 2330GMT Tokyo CPI Excluding Food & Energy y/y for July, expected-0.3%, prior -0.4%