The Japanese economy released January's seasonally-adjusted retail trade figures, where it advanced to 4.1% compared with the prior reading of 0.3%, also it exceeded expectations of 1.0%.

Also, the annualized retail trade in January was released as well, where it retreated to 1.9% compared with the prior reading of 2.5%, yet it exceeded expectations of -0.1%.

Finally, January's large retailers' sales retreated to -1.0% from a revised reading of -0.3%, which was initially -0.4%, yet it exceeded expectations of -1.1%.