"Alongside are retail sales, where we expect on-consensus gains and a solid core sales pickup", said TD securities in their week ahead report.
The continued drop in sales surprised economists, who had expected sales to inch up by 0.1% compared to the 0.3% decrease originally reported for the previous month. Even excluding for auto sales, which have declined recently, retail sales figures still posted a 0.2% drop.
Japan's Nikkei 225 added 0.1 percent to 20,118.86 and South Korea's Kospi rose 0.2 percent to 2,413.53.
The unchanged consumer price reading for June followed a 0.1 percent dip in May.
Chief economist Etsuko Yamashita said that if the US CPI would be weaker than expected, it could not only shift USD/JPY below 113 but make a new range lower than 113 instead.
Excluding food and energy prices, core producer prices also crept up by 0.1% in June after climbing by 0.3% in May.
The University of MI survey will provide its latest snapshot of consumer confidence at 10 a.m. The consumer sentiment index is expected to edge down to 95.0 in July falling to 95.1 in June.
The Labor Department released a separate report on Thursday showing a modest uptick in producer prices in the month of June.
The annualized rate of inflation in several CPI components over the past three months showed declines of 4.9 per cent in apparel, 5.5 per cent in used cars and trucks and 4.1 per cent in professional services, said Heidi Learner, chief economist in NY for brokerage Savills Studley, a unit of Savills Plc.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen told lawmakers on Wednesday that the recent cool-off in inflation was partly the result of "a few unusual reductions in certain categories of prices" that would eventually drop out of the calculation. "We're watching this very closely and stand ready to adjust our policy if it appears the inflation undershoot appears consistent". Cor CPI inflation was 1.7%, same as in May. "Future removals of accommodation should be done in a gradual and patient manner".
Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors awaited a raft of corporate earnings due out next week. While the greenback held steady against the euro and the franc, it fell against the pound.
The greenback reversed from an early more than a 2-week high of 0.9701 against the Swiss franc, edging down to 0.9635.
The most-active US gold futures for August delivery futures settled up $10.20, or 0.84 percent, at $1,227.50 per ounce. The Japanese yen strengthened 0.65 per cent versus the greenback at 112.53 per dollar, while the Mexican peso gained 0.48 per cent and the Canadian dollar rose 0.58 per cent versus the greenback.
EUR/USD is likely to find support at 1.1388 levels and now trading at 1.1465 levels.
Final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed that Japan's industrial production declined more than estimated in May. He sees support at 95. The pair has made session high at 1.1469 and hit lows at 1.1431 levels.
They then tie themselves into a knot, sliding the slime off their scale-less skin in the process, making them hard to capture. Police did say there was so much slime on the street because the animals secrete the stuff when they are stressed out.
A trailer featuring the number 13 in different locations was aired during the tennis on BBC One on Friday. Translated into real time, the Wimbledon final begins at 2pm and is expected to last 2 to 3 hours.
Officials said those charged in the schemes include more than 120 people involved in prescribing and distributing narcotics. USA and state authorities are grappling with a national opioid addiction epidemic.
The channel was very rough and it felt hard and unsafe - and that was without people dropping bombs on us. It was a great honor and a privilege to work with that, but there's a time to pass it on to new people.
Williams, 37, is now the oldest Grand Slam singles finalist since Martina Navratilova finished runner-up at Wimbledon in 1994. I think she just showed her true qualities and why she's a five-time champion here, just a true champion that she is.
Several customers tweeted that they had yet to pick up their gowns and were anxious they'd be left without a dress or a refund. Media outlets in Massachusetts, Florida and Pennsylvania were all reporting the chain's stores are closing today.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in a statement issued after Liu Xiaobo's death on Thursday , appealed for his widow's release. As Liu Xiaobo remained behind bars until recently, Liu Xia, 56, had paid a heavy price for simply being his wife.
It's also unclear if patients whose cancer goes into remission will be cured or will have their cancer return eventually. CAR-T therapy is a high risk approach, and little is known about any long-term toxicity effects of treatments.
The fact that the stock market is at or near record highs could have an impact on earnings-related trading in the weeks to come. Parsec Mngmt holds 78,640 shares. 16,599 shares valued at $365,178 were sold by Wright Randy W. on Wednesday, February 15.
Dier played mostly in central defence as part of a back four or back three but wants to secure one position - defensive midfield. Despite the fact they are nearing a deal for Monaco powerhouse Tiemoue Bakayoko, the Blues could yet sign Nainggolan as well.
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