The Japanese economy issued the machine orders monthly reading which accelerated to 2.9% during March, compared with a previous drop by 2.3% in February, while the actual reading beats the market's expectations that referred to -10.0%.

Moreover, Japan's machine orders index annual reading which came at 6.8% during the ended March, compared with previous reading of 7.6% a year earlier, while the analysts' forecasts that referred to -8.0%.