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McConnell Short-Term Debt Ceiling Raise Offer For Two Months

Japan news

  • Japan Aug Preliminary Leading Index CI: 101.8 v 102.0e; Coincident Index: 91.5 v 91.5e.
  • Japan Sept Tokyo Avg Office Vacancies: 6.4% v 6.3% prior.
  • Japan Sept FX Reserves $1.41T v $1.42T prior.
  • BOJ quarterly Regional Economic Report (Sakura): Downgrades assessments of 5 of 9 regions. Cited summer surge in infection cases and production cuts from supply shortages.
  • Fitch: Expects Kishida Admin to announce stimulus package ahead of Oct 31st general elections.


  • South Korea Aug Current Account (BOP): $7.5B v $8.2B prior (16th consecutive surplus); Balance of Goods (BOP): $5.6B v $5.7B prior.
  • South Korea said to begin transition away from coronavirus rules starting Nov 9th – Korea Daily.
  • South Korea Vice Fin Min: To flexibly adjust sales volume of Govt bonds according to maturity to stabilize markets.

China/Hong Kong

  • China President Xi will speak on Taiwan Policy on Oct 9th speech – Taiwan press.
  • Senior White House official: Pres Biden and Pres Xi will hold a virtual meeting before the end of 2021.


  • ECB said to be studying new bond buying plan for when PEPP ended, plan to prevent widening of spreads. New program would complement older asset purchase plan.

North America

  • Senate Democrats signaled they would accept GOP Leader McConnell short-term debt ceiling raise offer for two months.
  • White House Press Sec Psaki stated that the Administration would take more steps as needed on oil prices; Declined to comment on potential release of crude from Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
  • Energy Sec Granholm noted in an interview that release of crude oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve was a ‘tool that’s under consideration’ to tame fuel price rises; Did not rule out a ban on crude oil exports.
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