The Japanese economy released today data on the housing starts during the months of February, where the actual reading came at 10.1% compared to the previous reading of 2.7% forecasted to be 7.4%. While the actual reading of the annualized housing starts came at 0.872 M compared to the previous reading of 0.847 M forecasted to be 0.849 M.

The construction orders showed an actual reading of 19.5% compared to the previous reading of -10.7%.