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IndiaGDP-052917.jpg India's economy is set to grow at a steady pace in the March quarter of 2017 as the impact of demonetization has started to fade in many sectors. Gross domestic product is forecast to expand 7 percent in the March quarter, unchanged from the previous three months. The Central Statistics Office is slated to publish the data on May 31.

Singapore's producer price inflation accelerated notably on oil prices in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. Producer price inflation rose to 7.6 percent in April from 3.9 percent in March. Oil prices surged 35.9 percent and non-oil prices climbed 3.7 percent. However,...

China's industrial profits logged a double-digit growth in April but the pace of annual growth eased from March, data published by the National Bureau of Statistics showed over the weekend. Industrial profits rose 14 percent year-on-year in April, but slower than the 23.8 percent surge seen in March....

Singapore will on Monday release April figures for producer prices, highlighting a very light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices were down 0.8 percent on month and up 3.8 percent on year in March. Also, the markets in China and Taiwan are closed on Monday in observance of the...

Taiwan-GDP-052617.jpg Taiwan's economy is set to expand at the fastest pace in three years in 2017 on improving global outlook, projections from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday. The agency raised the growth forecast for this year to 2.05 percent from 1.92 percent estimated in February. This would be the fastest rate since 2014, when GDP grew 4.02 percent.

Singapore's economic growth is likely to improve in the coming quarters of this year supported by healthy export demand, Krystal Tan, an economist at Capital Economics, said Thursday. Official data released earlier this week showed that GDP expanded 2.7 percent yearly in the first quarter, slightly...

Taiwan's economy continued to expand in the first quarter, the latest preliminary estimate from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday. Real gross domestic product grew 2.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, which was the fourth straight quarter...

Singapore's industrial production growth eased at a slower-than-expected pace in April, preliminary data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial production climbed climbed 6.7 percent year-over-year in April, well below the 11.0 percent spike in March, which was revised up from...

japanexports-112510.jpg Overall consumer prices in Japan gained 0.4 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in March. Core consumer prices were up 0.3 percent on year - shy of forecasts for 0.4 percent and...

Overall consumer prices in Japan were up 0.4 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in March. Core consumer prices were up 0.3 percent on year - shy of forecasts for 0.4 percent and...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in April, the Bank of Japan said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent, and was down from 0.8 percent in March. On a monthly basis, producer prices dipped 0.2 percent after jumping 0.6 percent in the previous...

Consumer sentiment in South Korea surged in May, the Bank of Korea said on Friday with an index score of 108.0 - up from 101.2 in April. Sentiment regarding current living standards and their future outlook were two and five points higher respectively than in the month before, at 92 and 103. Consumer...

The Bank of Korea is likely to hold its key rate throughout this year and in 2018, Krystal Tan, an economist at Capital Economics, said Wednesday. The bank kept its key rate at 1.25 percent earlier on Wednesday, extending the stance seen since a quarter-point cut in June last year. The decision was...

Hong Kong's foreign trade deficit increased in April from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The trade deficit rose to HK$34.1 billion in April from HK$31.02 billion in the corresponding month last year. However, it was...

NewZealand-Steven-Joyce-052517.jpg New Zealand Finance Minister Steven Joyce unveiled the 2017 budget in the election year, giving priority to family income and investment. In his first budget speech on Thursday, Joyce said the fiscal position continues to improve. The budget is set to log a NZ$1.6 billion surplus this year and NZ$2.9 billion surplus in the year to June 2018, he said.

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