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TradeTheNews.com Asian Market Update: PBoC skips daily liquidity drain for the first time in about 4 months

26.06.2014 08:04 Thursday
***Notable Economic Data***
- (AU) AUSTRALIA MAR-MAY JOB VACANCIES Q/Q: 2.5% V 2.6% PRIOR
- (KR) SOUTH KOREA MAY DEPT STORE SALES Y/Y: +0.8% V -1.4% PRIOR; DISCOUNT STORE SALES Y/Y: +1.2% V -4.1% PRIOR

***Index Snapshot (as of 03:30 GMT)***
- Nikkei225 +0.3%, S&P/ASX +0.8%, Kospi +0.4%, Shanghai Composite +0.6%, Hang Seng +1.0%, Sept S&P500 flat at 1,949

***Commodities/Fixed Income/Currencies***
- Aug gold -0.3% at $1,318, Aug crude oil +0.1% at $106.62/brl, Jul copper +0.1% at $3.17/lb

- JGB: (JP) Japan MoF sells ¥2.49T in 0.1% 2-yr notes, Avg Yield: 0.084% v 0.086% prior; bid to cover: 4.83x v 6.2x prior
- USD/CNY: (CN) PBoC sets yuan mid point at 6.1538 v 6.1555 prior setting (strongest Yuan setting since June 20th)
- (JP) Japan investors bought net ¥1.5T in foreign bonds last week (3rd consecutive week of net bond purchases) vs bought net ¥638.2B prior week; Foreign Investors bought net ¥295.6B in Japan stocks last week vs bought net ¥238.1B in prior week

- USD is mixed in the major pairs during Asian hours, after a unanimous slide in the US trading following wider than expected Q1 GDP contraction. USD/JPY is down about 20pips below ¥101.70 at the lows, EUR/USD is bid about 10pips to $1.3635, while AUD/USD is trading in a 20pip range below $0.9420. NZD outperformed, jumping against the dollar on technical buying to a session-high of $0.8770, also a 7-week high.

***Market Focal Points/Key Themes***
- PBoC is taking a break in draining liquidity through its twice-weekly open market operations for the first time in 37 sessions. For the week, net of maturing issues, PBoC is still injecting CNY12B, which is down from CNY15B in the prior week. Note that the move by the PBoC comes amid concerns that liquidity could tighten into month and quarter end. Some CNY30B of repos are also set to mature this week, thus adding liquidity.

- Separately, a quarterly survey from the PBoC saw some 63% of respondents state housing prices in China are still too high, down from 64% last quarter. 50% expect prices remaining unchanged and only 21% expect prices to rise.

- Overnight, Beijing formally announced the start of major infrastructure projects in central and western China, shifting the focus of "targeted stimulus" to an area where wage costs are lower.

- Bed Bath Beyond hit fresh 52-week lows afterhours following a disappointing set of Q1 results and a 70bp drop in gross margins. Q2 guidance on top and bottom line was also below estimates, even as the company affirmed its outlook for FY14.


***Equities***
US markets:
- IRM: Board approves REIT conversion following receipt of favorable IRS letter; updates guidance; +23.2% afterhours
- NBR: Completion, production businesses to merge with C&J in deal valued at $2.86B; accretive to C&J's cash EPS during 1st full year of combined operations; +4.6% afterhours
- GM: Informs North American auto dealers to halt sales of the 2013/14 Chevrolet Cruze model due to airbag issues; some cars may have an incorrect part installed - Automotive News; - 0.5% afterhours
- BBBY: Reports Q1 $0.93 v $0.95e, R$2.66B v $2.69Be; Guides Q2 Rev 1-3% y/y (implies $2.85-2.90B v $2.93Be); Affirms FY14 Rev +4% (implies $12.0B v $12.0Be), SSS +3%; -7.1% afterhours
- GPRO: Prices 17.8M share IPO at $24.00/shr; expected price range seen $21-24/shr

Notable movers by sector:
- Materials: Paladin Energy Limited PDN.AU +8.0% (provides update on uranium mine)
- Technology: Feitian Technologies 300386.CN +44.0%, Shandong Longda Meat Foodstuff 002726.CN +44.0%, Wuxi Xuelang Environmental Technology 300385.CN +44.0% (China IPOs start to trade)
- Utilities: Korea Electric Power Corp 015760.KR -6.2% (possible delay in power price hike)


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