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New Zealand's manufacturing sector registered a slower growth in January, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index, published on Friday. The PMI dropped by 2.6 points from prior month to 51.6 in January, the lowest since January 2015. However, the sector has remained in...

New Zealand retail sales growth stabilized in the fourth quarter, Statistics New Zealand showed Friday. The retail sales volume climbed by adjusted 0.8 percent in the December quarter, similar to the September quarter growth but slower than June quarter's 2.2 percent increase. Economists had...

The Singapore economy expanded more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter, data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Friday. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis, the economy grew 12.3 percent, a turnaround from the 0.4 percent decline in the previous quarter....

Indonesia's exports grew at a faster-than-expected pace in January, figures from the Central Statistics Agency showed Thursday. Exports jumped 27.71 percent year-over-year in January, well above the 19.75 percent rise expected by economists. However, exports dropped 3.2 percent from a month ago. Imports...

Malaysia's economic growth improved at a faster-than-expected pace in the three months ended December, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Thursday. Gross domestic product advanced 4.5 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, faster than the 4.3 percent rise in the third quarter....

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the December reading. The Australian economy added 13,500 jobs in January to 11,998,200,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.7 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the December reading. The Australian economy added 13,500 jobs in January,...

Australia will on Thursday release jobless figures for January, highlighting a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.8 percent, with the addition of 10,000 jobs following the gain of 13,500 jobs in December. The participation rate is called...

Taiwan's economic growth quickened more than initially estimated in the three months ended December, latest figures from the Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product advanced 2.88 percent year-over-year in the fourth...

Singapore's retail sales increased at a slower-than-expected rate in December, figures from the Department of Statistics revealed Tuesday. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent year-over-year in December, following a 0.7 percent climb in November. That was also below the 1.4 percent gain expected by economists. Sales...

South Korea's unemployment rate held steady at the start of the year, figures from Statistics Korea showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 3.5 percent in January, the same rate as in December. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent. On...

Total new motor vehicle sales in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at 97,636. That follows the 0.3 percent increase in December. By category, sales for sports utility vehicles fell 0.7 percent...

Consumer confidence in Australia climbed in February, the latest survey from Westpac Bank revealed on Wednesday. The index advanced 2.3 percent to a score of 99.6 - just shy of the boom-or-bust line of 100 that separates optimism from pessimism. In January, the index added 0.1 percent to a score...

Australia will on Wednesday see February results for the consumer confidence index from Westpac Bank, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In January, the index added 0.1 percent on month to a score of 97.4. Australia also will see January figures for new motor vehicle...

Poland's economic growth improved unexpectedly in the three months ended December, preliminary figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, faster than the 2.5 percent rise in the third quarter....

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