The Japanese economy issued the machine orders monthly reading which slumped to -8.2%% during July, compared with a previous incline by 7.7% in June, while the actual reading came higher than expected -4.2%.

Moreover, Japan's machine orders index annual reading which slid to 4.0% during the year ended July, compared with previous reading of 17.9% a year earlier, while the analysts' forecasts that referred to 8.3%.