The Japanese economy issued its Industrial Production preliminary reading (MoM), where the index retreated 1.0% during April, compared with the pervious drop 15.5% in March, while analyst's forecasts referred to 2.0%.

Moreover, Japan's Industrial Production preliminary reading (YoY) for the year ended March, which slid to -14.0%, compared with a prior -13.1% last year, while the expectations estimated of -12.4%.