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Australia's import prices increased at a faster-than-expected pace in the three months ended March, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Thursday. The import price index climbed 2.1 percent sequentially in the first quarter, following a 2.0 percent slight rise in the fourth quarter...

bank-of-korea-040915.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product jumped a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2018, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's preliminary report. That follows the 0.2 percent decline in the three months prior. On the expenditure side, private consumption expanded 0.6...

South Korea's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's preliminary report. That follows the 0.2 percent decline in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, GDP was up 2.8 percent - steady...

Australia will on Thursday release Q1 numbers for import and export prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Import prices are expected to rise 1.2 percent on quarter after gaining 2.0 percent in the previous three months. Export prices are called higher by 4.1 percent...

singapore-hongkong-ico-042518.jpg Token sales ban in China and South Korea is perhaps turning into a blessing in disguise for Singapore and Hong Kong, where the number of initial coin offerings has skyrocketed in recent months. The phenomenal increase in the number of companies launching ICOs in the Chinese self-administered territory and Singapore is attributed to a favorable environment they provide to companies that seek to ra

Japan's all industry activity rebounded at a slower-than-expected pace in February, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Wednesday. The all industry activity index rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in February, reversing a 0.1 percent drop in January. That was just below the...

South Korea's consumer confidence weakened for the fifth successive month in April, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Wednesday. The consumer sentiment index fell to 107.1 in April from 108.1 in March. Consumer sentiments regarding current living standards and their future outlook remained...

The South Korea stock market has finished lower in three straight sessions, sliding more than 20 points or 0.9 percent along the way. The KOSPI now rests just beneath the 2,465-point plateau and it's tipped to open in the red again on Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft thanks...

Japan will on Wednesday see February figures for its all industry activity index, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The index is expected to rise 0.5 percent on month after tumbling 1.8 percent in January. Also, the markets in Australia and New Zealand are closed on Wednesday...

Japan's supermarket sales dropped in March from a year ago, though marginally, preliminary data from the Chain Store Association showed Tuesday. Supermarket sales, after store adjustment, edged down 0.1 percent year-over-year in March. Before adjustment, sales increased 0.8 percent. On a monthly...

Japan's leading index improved more than initially estimated in February, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Tuesday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity rose to 106.0 in February from 105.9 in January, which was revised up from 105.6. The flash estimate for February...

Australia's consumer confidence improved for the second straight time during the week ended April 22, a weekly survey compiled by the ANZ bank and Roy Morgan Research showed Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to a five-week high of 118.4 from 116.0 in the preceding week. The index measuring...

New Zealand's net migration declined in March from a year earlier, figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Tuesday. In the year to March 31, the country recorded a net migration of 67,984, down from 71,932 in the same period of 2017. Migrant arrivals numbered 130,800 in March and migrant departures...

Consumer prices in Australia were up 0.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for 0.5 percent and down from 0.6 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, inflation advanced 1.9 percent - unchanged...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.5 percent on year in March, the bank of Japan said on Tuesday. That was in line with expectations and down from the upwardly revised 0.7 percent increase in February (originally 0.6 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices were up 0.5 percent after gaining...

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