The Japanese economy issued the housing start annual reading which rose 0.6% during June. The actual reading came better then a previous reading of -4.6%, while the analysts' expectations referred to 1.8%.

Also annualized housing starts recorded 0.750 million unit in June compared with a previous 0.737 million unit, while the actual reading is lower than analysts' forecasts that estimated to 0.759 million unit.

Moreover, the construction orders which started inception during June, where the index released with -10.2% compared with a pervious of 9.2 a year earlier.