The Japanese economy released today data on the Tankan large manufacturer's index and the Tankan non-manufacturing index during the fourth quarter. The Tankan large manufacturing index showed an actual reading of 5, compared to the previous reading of 8, while forecasts were referring to a value of 3.

As for the Tankan non-manufacturing index the actual reading came out at 1 compared to the previous reading of 2, while expectation were indicating a value of 0.