March retail figures, aluminum shipments, and earnings forecasts from utilities and rail operators will shed light on the impact of the March 11 earthquake and nuclear crisis.
WHAT TO WATCH *Retail sales figures for March at 8:50am may show impact of earthquake; survey -6.1% Y/Y, prior +0.1% *Sharp (6753 JP) earnings 3pm; last FY net est. 26.6b yen, this FY net est. 13.8b yen *Toyota (7203) recalls 51,000 2011 Tundra pickups for drive shaft flaw *JVC Kenwood (6632 JP) to merge with units, announcement today, Nikkei says; reports earnings at 1pm *Kyushu Electric (9508 JP), Kansai Electric (9503 JP) may provide nuclear, alternative energy plans with earnings reports *East Japan Railway (9020 JP) reports earnings; forecast may show quake impact; operates bullet trains in quake region *Aluminum shipment data for March at 3:10pm may show impact of March 11 earthquake *Treasury discount bill auction result 12:35pm *FED policy announcement 1:30am Japan time April 28; Bernanke speaks 3:15am Japan time April 28 *Boeing earnings conference call 11:30pm Japan time; possible comments on 787, 747-8 schedule
ECONOMY *08:50am Retail trade March; survey -6.1% Y/Y, prior +0.1% *08:50am Large retailers’ sales March; survey -4.7%, prior +0.5% *10:00am Small business confidence April; prior 49.5
GOVERNMENT *Tax panel meets, Prime Minister Kan attends, Nikkei says *Chief Cabinet Secretary Edano morning, afternoon briefings
CORPORATE *JX Holdings (5020 JP) energy unit briefing on next month processing plans 2:30pm *Renesas (6723 JP) media tour of plant in earthquake-hit Ibaraki prefecture 1-2:30pm *Shareholder meetings at 23 companies including Sumco (3436 JP), Tokyo Dome (9681 JP)
EARNINGS (Times may change) *Daihatsu Motor (7262 JP) 11am *Shiseido (4911 JP) 1:30pm *Kobe Steel (5406 JP) 1:30pm *Komatsu (6301 JP) 2pm *Mitsubishi Motors (7211 JP) 2:45pm *East Japan Rail (9020 JP) 3pm *Sharp (6753 JP) 3pm *Kansai Electric Power (9503 JP) 3pm *Nippon Electric Glass (5214 JP) 3pm *Advantest (6857 JP) 3pm *TDK (6762 JP) 3pm *Ricoh (7752 JP) 3pm *Omron (6645 JP) 3pm *McDonalds Holdings Japan (2702 JP) 3:30pm *Fanuc (6954 JP) *Showa Denko (4004 JP) *Kyowa Hakko Kirin (4151 JP)
OTHER *3:10pm Aluminum shipments for March; association chairman briefing; possible annual demand forecast *6:00pm Feed grain tender result
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