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    Today at the stock market

    bull/bearU.S. stocks posted sharp gains in another wild trading session on Tuesday, as indexes rebounded from the biggest one-day drops for the S&P 500 and the Dow in more than six years that stalled the market’s record run.

    • The S&P 500 index gained 46.2 points, or 1.74%, to 2,695.14,
    • The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 567.02 points, or 2.33%, to 24,912.77,
    • The Nasdaq Composite added 148.36 points, or 2.13%, to 7,115.88.

    The sharp declines in recent days marked a pullback that had been long awaited by investors after the market minted record high after record high in a relatively calm ascent.

    “Despite violent moves in the last couple days in the market, fundamentals in the economy are very strong and it’s not just the U.S., it’s throughout the global economy,” said Alicia Levine, head of global investment strategy at BNY Mellon Investment Management in New York.

    Technology, materials and consumer discretionary were the top-performing sectors on Tuesday. Defensive sectors utilities and real estate were the only major S&P groups to end negative.Reuters

    Market indices

    Market indices
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    Index Ticker Today Change 31 Dec 17 YTD
    S&P 500 SPX (INX) 2,695.14 +1.74% 2,238.83 +0.8%
    DJIA INDU 24,912.77 +2.32% 19,762.60 +0.78%
    NASDAQ IXIC 7,115.88 +2.12% 5,383.12 +3.07%

    Portfolio Indices

    USD and AUD denominated indices over the past 52 weeks (Chart: Bunting)
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    Index values

    Index Currency Today Change 31 Dec 17 YTD
    USD-denominated Index USD 3.098 +3.56% 2.105 +1.01%
    Valuation Rate USD/AUD 0.79402 -0.02% 0.72663 +1.11%
    AUD-denominated Index AUD 3.905 +3.57% 2.895 -0.09%

    Portfolio stock prices

    Stock Ticker Today Change 31 Dec 17 YTD
    Alphabet A GOOGL $1,084.43 +2.02% $1,053.00 +2.98%
    Alphabet C GOOG $1,080.60 +2.45% $1,045.65 +3.34%
    Apple AAPL $163.03 +4.17% $169.23 -3.67%
    Amazon AMZN $1,442.84 +3.80% $1,169.54 +23.36%
    Ebay EBAY $42.79 +0.94% $37.76 +13.32%
    Facebook FB $185.31 +2.23% $176.46 +5.01%
    PayPal PYPL $75.68 +1.31% $73.61 +2.81%
    Twitter TWTR $25.24 +0.43% $24.01 +5.12%
    Visa V $119.97 +3.18% $114.02 +5.21%
    VMware VMW $115.56 -0.73% $125.32 -7.79%

    FX: USD/AUD

    USD

    DXY movements
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    The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.
    The euro climbed 0.1 percent to $1.2377.
    The pound declined 0.1 percent to $1.3951.
    The yen declined 0.5 percent to 109.60 per dollar.
    The New Zealand dollar rallied 1.1 percent to 73.42 U.S. cents. Employment growth slowed less than economists expected.
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    AUD

    AUD movements
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    Oil and Gas Futures

    Futures prices

    Prices are as at 15:49 ET

    • NYMEX West Texas Intermediate (WTI): $63.58/barrel -0.92% Chart
    • ICE (London) Brent North Sea Crude: $66.99/barrel -0.93% Chart
    • NYMEX Natural gas futures: $2.76/MMBTU +0.44% Chart

    flag_australia AU: Retail Trade. Dec 2017

    Press Release Extract [au_retail]

    Australian retail turnover fell 0.5 per cent in December 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. This follows a 1.3 per cent rise in November 2017.

    “There were falls for household goods retailing (-2.6 per cent) and other retailing (-1.8 per cent) following strong rises in the November month,” said Ben James, Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys. “Department stores (-0.6 per cent), cafes, restaurants and takeaways (-0.1 per cent), and clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (-0.1 per cent) also fell. Food retailing rose (0.7 per cent) in December 2017.”

    In seasonally adjusted terms, there were falls in Victoria (-0.8 per cent), New South Wales (-0.4 per cent), Western Australia (-0.8 per cent), Tasmania (-1.6 per cent), the Australian Capital Territory (-1.5 per cent), South Australia (-0.3 per cent), and the Northern Territory (-0.7 per cent). Queensland was relatively unchanged (0.0 per cent) in seasonally adjusted terms.

    The trend estimate for Australian retail turnover rose 0.2 per cent in December 2017 following a rise (0.2 per cent) in November 2017. Compared to December 2016 the trend estimate rose 2.0 per cent.

    Online retail turnover contributed 4.8 per cent to total retail turnover in original terms in the December month 2017. In December 2016 online retail turnover contributed 3.8 per cent to total retail.

    In seasonally adjusted volume terms, turnover rose 0.9 per cent in the December quarter 2017, following a rise of 0.1 per cent in the September quarter 2017. The rise in volumes was led by household goods (3.4 per cent), which benefitted from strong promotions and the release of the iPhone X in the November month.

    ANALYSIS

    Monthly

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Australian turnover rise 0.2% in December 2017 following a rise of 0.2% in November 2017 and a rise of 0.2% in October 2017.

    The seasonally adjusted estimate for Australian turnover fell 0.5% in December 2017 following a rise of 1.3% in November 2017 and a rise of 0.5% in October 2017.

    The original estimate for Australian turnover rose 21.4% in December 2017. The original estimate for chains and other larger retailers rose 25.3% in December 2017. The original estimate for smaller retailers rose 12.4% in December 2017.

    Quarterly

    In volume terms, the seasonally adjusted estimate for the December quarter 2017 rose 0.9% following a rise of 0.1% in the September quarter 2017 and a rise of 1.4% in the June quarter 2017.

    In the December quarter 2017, the seasonally adjusted estimate rose in volume terms for Household goods retailing (3.4%), Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (1.6%), Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing (2.1%), and Department stores (2.3%). Food retailing (-1.2%) and Other retailing (-0.6%) fell in the December quarter 2017.

    The Implicit Price Deflator for Australian turnover rose 0.2% in seasonally adjusted terms in the December quarter 2017.

    States

    The following states and territories rose in trend terms in December 2017: Victoria (0.5%), New South Wales (0.1%), South Australia (0.6%), Queensland (0.1%), and Tasmania (0.2%). Western Australia (0.0%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.0%) were relatively unchanged. The Northern Territory (-0.2%) fell in trend terms in December 2017.

    The following states and territories fell in seasonally adjusted terms in December 2017: Victoria (-0.8%), New South Wales (-0.4%), Western Australia (-0.8%), Tasmania (-1.6%), the Australian Capital Territory (-1.5%), South Australia (-0.3%), and the Northern Territory (-0.7%). Queensland was relatively unchanged (0.0%).

    In the December quarter 2017, the seasonally adjusted estimate rose in volume terms in the following states: Victoria (1.8%), New South Wales (0.6%), South Australia (2.4%), Queensland (0.4%), Tasmania (1.5%) and the Australian Capital Territory (0.7%). Western Australia (-0.2%) and the Northern Territory (-0.1%) fell in seasonally adjusted volume terms in the December quarter 2017.

    INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

    Food Retailing

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Food retailing rose 0.3% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate rose 0.7%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.2%), Liquor retailing (0.4%), and Other specialised food retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate rose for Supermarket and grocery stores (0.6%), Other specialised food retailing (1.8%), and Liquor retailing (0.9%).

    Household Goods Retailing

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Household goods retailing rose 0.2% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 2.6%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (0.7%), and Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.3%), and fell for Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Electrical and electronic goods retailing (-4.7%), and Furniture, floor coverings, houseware and textile goods retailing (-3.0%), and rose for Hardware, building and garden supplies retailing (0.3%).

    Clothing, Footwear and Personal Accessory Retailing

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Clothing, footwear and personal accessory retailing rose 0.5% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Clothing retailing (0.4%), and Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.5%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Clothing retailing (-0.5%), and rose for Footwear and other personal accessory retailing (0.9%).

    Department Stores

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Department stores rose 0.1% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.6%.

    Other Retailing

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Other retailing fell 0.2% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 1.8%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c. (-0.5%), Newspaper and book retailing (-0.4%), and Other recreational goods retailing (-0.2%), and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Other retailing n.e.c (-5.0%), and rose for Pharmaceutical, cosmetic and toiletry goods retailing (0.5%), Other recreational goods retailing (1.0%), and for Newspaper and book retailing (0.4%).

    Cafes, Restaurants, and Takeaway Food Services

    In current prices, the trend estimate for Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services rose 0.4% in December 2017. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell 0.1%. By industry subgroup, the trend estimate rose for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (0.4%) and Takeaway food services (0.3%). The seasonally adjusted estimate fell for Cafes, restaurants and catering services (-0.2%) and was relatively unchanged for Takeaway food services (0.0%).

    Australian Bureau of Statistics, “8501.0 Retail Trade. Dec 2017“, 6 Feb 2018 More

    flag_australia AU: International Trade in Goods and Services. Dec 2017

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    Comment: TradingEconomics

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    Australia’s trade balance posted a AUD 1.36 billion deficit in December 2017, compared with a AUD 4.41 billion surplus a year earlier and missing market expectations of a AUD 0.2 billion surplus. It was the biggest trade gap since August 2016, mainly due to a jump in imports. Balance of Trade in Australia averaged -628.22 AUD Million from 1900 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4414 AUD Million in December of 2016 and a record low of -43600 AUD Million in January of 1900.TradingEconomics

    Press Release Extract [au_trade]

    Balance on Goods and Services

    In trend terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $476m in December 2017, an increase of $313m on the deficit in November 2017.

    In seasonally adjusted terms, the balance on goods and services was a deficit of $1,358m in December 2017, a turnaround of $1,394m on the surplus in November 2017.

    The sum of seasonally adjusted balances for the three months to December 2017 was a deficit of $1,129m, a turnaround of $3,420m on the surplus of $2,291m for the three months to September 2017. However, if seasonal factors used in compiling the quarterly balance of payments are applied, the preliminary December quarter 2017 deficit was $617m, a turnaround of $2,568m on the September quarter 2017 surplus of $1,951m.

    Exports of Goods and Services

    Between November and December 2017, the trend estimate of goods and services credits rose $65m to $32,157m.

    In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services credits rose $510m (2%) to $32,465m. Non-rural goods rose $719m (4%). Rural goods fell $144m (4%), non-monetary gold fell $9m (1%) and net exports of goods under merchanting fell $1m (2%). Services credits fell $54m (1%).

    In trend terms, exports of rural goods fell $57m (1%) to $3,843m.

    Imports of Goods and Services

    Between November and December 2017, the trend estimate of goods and services debits rose $379m (1%) to $32,634m.

    In seasonally adjusted terms, goods and services debits rose $1,905m (6%) to $33,823m. Intermediate and other merchandise goods rose $901m (9%), consumption goods rose $422m (5%), capital goods rose $341m (6%) and non-monetary gold rose $204m (68%). Services debits rose $36m.

    Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Change
    EXPORTS of goods and services (Credits)
    Trend estimates $32,069m $32,092m $32,157m +0%
    Seasonally adjusted $31,787m $31,955m $32,465m +2%
    IMPORTS of goods and services (Debits)
    Trend estimates $31.891m $32,255m $32,634m +1%
    Seasonally adjusted $31,595m $31,918m $33,823m +6%
    BALANCE on goods and services
    Trend estimates +$178m -$163m -$476m -192%
    Seasonally adjusted +$193m +$36m -$1,358m loss

    Australian Bureau of Statistics, “5368.0 – International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Dec 2017“, 6 Feb 2018 More

    flag_australia AU: Monetary Policy (OCR Decision)

    Press Release Extract [au_rba]

    At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent.

    There was a broad-based pick-up in the global economy in 2017. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth has also picked up in the Asian economies, partly supported by increased international trade. The Chinese economy continues to grow solidly, with the authorities paying increased attention to the risks in the financial sector and the sustainability of growth.

    The pick-up in the global economy has contributed to a rise in oil and other commodity prices over recent months. Even so, Australia’s terms of trade are expected to decline over the next couple of years, but remain at a relatively high level.

    Globally, inflation remains low, although higher commodity prices and tight labour markets are likely to see inflation increase over the next couple of years. Long-term bond yields have risen but are still low. As conditions have improved in the global economy, a number of central banks have withdrawn some monetary stimulus. Financial conditions remain expansionary, with credit spreads narrow.

    The Bank’s central forecast for the Australian economy is for GDP growth to pick up, to average a bit above 3 per cent over the next couple of years. The data over the summer have been consistent with this outlook. Business conditions are positive and the outlook for non-mining business investment has improved. Increased public infrastructure investment is also supporting the economy. One continuing source of uncertainty is the outlook for household consumption. Household incomes are growing slowly and debt levels are high.

    Employment grew strongly over 2017 and the unemployment rate declined. Employment has been rising in all states and has been accompanied by a significant rise in labour force participation. The various forward-looking indicators continue to point to solid growth in employment over the period ahead, with a further gradual reduction in the unemployment rate expected. Notwithstanding the improving labour market, wage growth remains low. This is likely to continue for a while yet, although the stronger economy should see some lift in wage growth over time. There are reports that some employers are finding it more difficult to hire workers with the necessary skills.

    Inflation is low, with both CPI and underlying inflation running a little below 2 per cent. Inflation is likely to remain low for some time, reflecting low growth in labour costs and strong competition in retailing. A gradual pick-up in inflation is, however, expected as the economy strengthens. The central forecast is for CPI inflation to be a bit above 2 per cent in 2018.

    On a trade-weighted basis, the Australian dollar remains within the range that it has been in over the past two years. An appreciating exchange rate would be expected to result in a slower pick-up in economic activity and inflation than currently forecast.

    Nationwide measures of housing prices are little changed over the past six months, with prices having recorded falls in some areas. In the eastern capital cities, a considerable additional supply of apartments is scheduled to come on stream over the next couple of years. To address the medium-term risks associated with high and rising household indebtedness, APRA introduced a number of supervisory measures. Tighter credit standards have also been helpful in containing the build-up of risk in household balance sheets.

    The low level of interest rates is continuing to support the Australian economy. Further progress in reducing unemployment and having inflation return to target is expected, although this progress is likely to be gradual. Taking account of the available information, the Board judged that holding the stance of monetary policy unchanged at this meeting would be consistent with sustainable growth in the economy and achieving the inflation target over time.

    Reserve Bank of Australia, “Monetary Policy (OCR Decision)“, 6 Feb 2018 (14:00 AEDT) More

    flag_usa US: International Trade in Goods and Services. Dec 2017

    Press Release Extract [us_trade]

    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $53.1 billion in December, up $2.7 billion from $50.4 billion in November, revised. December exports were $203.4 billion, $3.5 billion more than November exports. December imports were $256.5 billion, $6.2 billion more than November imports.

    The December increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $2.6 billion to $73.3 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $0.1 billion to $20.2 billion.

    For 2017, the goods and services deficit increased $61.2 billion, or 12.1 percent, from 2016. Exports increased $121.2 billion or 5.5 percent. Imports increased $182.5 billion or 6.7 percent.

    Goods and Services Three-Month Moving Averages

    The average goods and services deficit increased $2.8 billion to $50.8 billion for the three months ending in December.

    • Average exports of goods and services increased $2.6 billion to $199.5 billion in December.
    • Average imports of goods and services increased $5.4 billion to $250.3 billion in December.

    Year-over-year, the average goods and services deficit increased $6.1 billion from the three months ending in December 2016.

    • Average exports of goods and services increased $12.8 billion from December 2016.
    • Average imports of goods and services increased $19.0 billion from December 2016.

    Exports

    Exports of goods increased $3.4 billion to $137.5 billion in December.

    Exports of goods on a Census basis increased $3.4 billion.

    • Industrial supplies and materials increased $1.5 billion.
      o Organic chemicals increased $0.2 billion.
      o Fuel oil increased $0.2 billion.
    • Capital goods increased $1.2 billion.
      o Civilian aircraft increased $0.8 billion.
      o Other industrial machines increased $0.7 billion.

    Net balance of payments adjustments increased less than $0.1 billion.

    Exports of services increased $0.1 billion to $65.9 billion in December.

    • Travel (for all purposes including education) increased $0.1 billion.
    • Maintenance and repair services increased $0.1 billion.
    • Transport decreased $0.1 billion.

    Imports

    Imports of goods increased $6.0 billion to $210.8 billion in December.

    Imports of goods on a Census basis increased $5.9 billion.

    • Consumer goods increased $3.2 billion.
      o Pharmaceutical preparations increased $1.8 billion.
      o Cell phones and other household goods increased $1.7 billion.
    • Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines increased $1.1 billion.
      o Passenger cars increased $1.1 billion. Capital goods increased $0.8 billion.

    Net balance of payments adjustments increased $0.1 billion.

    Imports of services increased $0.3 billion to $45.7 billion in December.

    • Travel (for all purposes including education) increased $0.2 billion.
    • Charges for the use of intellectual property increased $0.1 billion.

    Real Goods in 2009 Dollars – Census Basis

    The real goods deficit increased $2.0 billion to $68.4 billion in December.

    • Real exports of goods increased $3.3 billion to $131.5 billion.
    • Real imports of goods increased $5.3 billion to $199.9 billion.

    ANNUAL SUMMARY FOR 2017

    Goods and Services

    For 2017, the goods and services deficit was $566.0 billion, up $61.2 billion from $504.8 billion in 2016.

    • Exports were $2,329.3 billion in 2017, up $121.2 billion from 2016.
    • Imports were $2,895.3 billion in 2017, up $182.5 billion from 2016.

    The 2017 increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $57.5 billion or 7.6 percent to $810.0 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of $3.7 billion or 1.5 percent to $244.0 billion.

    As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product, the goods and services deficit was 2.9 percent in 2017, up from 2.7 percent in 2016.

    Goods by Selected Countries and Areas – Census Basis

    The 2017 figures show surpluses, in billions of dollars, with South and Central America ($34.3), Hong Kong ($32.5), Netherlands ($24.5), Belgium ($14.8), and Australia ($14.6).

    Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with China ($375.2), European Union ($151.4), Mexico ($71.1), Japan ($68.8), Germany ($64.3), Ireland ($38.1), Italy ($31.6), Malaysia ($24.6), India ($22.9), South Korea ($22.9), Thailand ($20.4), Canada ($17.6), Taiwan ($16.7), France ($15.3), Switzerland ($14.3), Indonesia ($13.3), and OPEC ($13.0).

    The deficit with China increased $28.2 billion to $375.2 billion in 2017. Exports increased $14.8 billion to $130.4 billion and imports increased $43.0 billion to $505.6 billion.

    The deficit with Mexico increased $6.7 billion to $71.1 billion in 2017. Exports increased $13.3 billion to $243.0 billion and imports increased $20.0 billion to $314.0 billion.

    Bureau of Economic Analysis, “International Trade in Goods and Services. Dec 2017“, 6 Feb 2018 More

    flag_usa US: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Dec 2017

    Press Release Extract [us_jolts]

    The number of job openings was little changed at 5.8 million on the last business day of December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.5 million and 5.2 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and the layoffs and discharges rate were little changed at 2.2 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four geographic regions.

    Job Openings

    On the last business day of December, there were 5.8 million job openings, little changed from November. The job openings rate was 3.8 percent in December. The number of job openings was little changed for total private and for government. Job openings increased in information (+33,000) and federal government (+13,000). Job openings decreased in a number of industries with the largest decreases occurring in professional and business services (-119,000), retail trade (-85,000), and construction (-52,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions.

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    Hires

    The number of hires was little changed at 5.5 million in December. The hires rate was 3.7 percent. The number of hires was little changed for total private, for government, and in all industries and regions.

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    Separations

    Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm.

    The number of total separations was little changed at 5.2 million in December. The total separations rate was 3.6 percent. The number of total separations was little changed for total private and for government. Total separations increased in state and local government education (+17,000). The number of total separations increased in the Midwest region.

    The number of quits was little changed at 3.3 million in December. The quits rate was 2.2 percent. The number of quits was little changed for total private and for government. Quits decreased in federal government (-4,000). The number of quits increased in the Midwest region.

    There were 1.6 million layoffs and discharges in December, little changed from November. The layoffs and discharges rate was 1.1 percent in December. The number of layoffs and discharges was little changed for total private and for government. Layoffs and discharges increased in state and local government education (+15,000). The number of layoffs and discharges was little changed in all four regions.

    The number of other separations was little changed in December at 334,000. The number of other separations was little changed for total private and edged down for government. Other separations decreased in state and local government, excluding education (-11,000). The number of other separations was little changed in all four regions.

    Net Change in Employment

    Large numbers of hires and separations occur every month throughout the business cycle. Net employment change results from the relationship between hires and separations. When the number of hires exceeds the number of separations, employment rises, even if the hires level is steady or declining. Conversely, when the number of hires is less than the number of separations, employment declines, even if the hires level is steady or rising. Over the 12 months ending in December, hires totaled 64.7 million and separations totaled 62.6 million, yielding a net employment gain of 2.2 million. These totals include workers who may have been hired and separated more than once during the year.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, “US: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Dec 2017“, 6 Feb 2018 (10:00) More

    flag_japan Japan update

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