Japan preliminary manufacturing PMI for June 50.1 (prior 50.4 in May)

Slower expansion for Japanese manufacturing

expanded for a second straight monthnew orders weakened from May and cost pressures intensified, rising faster than in June

Flash services PMI:

49.8 in June
from 53.8 in May

Composite 50.0

prior 52.6

This article was written by Eamonn Sheridan at www.forexlive.com.