The Japanese economy released the ratios for the annualized housing starts for November, where it rose to -0.3%, compared with the prior reading of -5.8%, also it came above expectations of -4.9%.

On the other hand the figures for the annualized housing starts for November were released as well, where it rose to $0.845million, compared with the prior reading of $0.774 million; also it came above expectations of $0.802 million.

Finally, the annual data for the construction orders for November retreated to 21.0%, compared with the prior reading of 24.3%.