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trade.jpg Total private capital expenditure in Australia climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$38.254 billion. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.9 percent following the upwardly revised 1.6 percent jump...

Total private capital expenditure in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$38.254 billion. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.9 percent following the upwardly revised 1.6 percent jump...

The total number of new home sales in Australia climbed 3.0 percent on month in October, the Housing Industry Association said on Thursday, following the flat reading in September. The amount of construction completed declined 2.2 percent in the three months to October, while residential work fell...

koreatrade-120110.jpg South Korea posted an unadjusted current account surplus of $9.01 billion in October, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That follows the upwardly revised $7.41 billion surplus in September (originally $7.20 billion). The goods account surplus widened to $8.86 billion, from $7.51 billion the previous...

NZtradebalance-082910.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$908 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - or 23 percent of exports. The headline figure was well shy of forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$642 million following the downwardly revised NZ$1.367 billion in September (originally...

South Korea had an unadjusted current account surplus of $9.01 billion in October, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That follows the upwardly revised $7.41 billion surplus in September (originally $7.20 billion). The financial account saw a net outflow of $6.80 billion, down from $8.76 billion...

New Zealand saw a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$908 million in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was well shy of forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$642 million following the NZ$1.367 billion deficit in September. Exports tumbled 5.1 percent on year to NZ$4.03 billion, beating...

South Korea will on Thursday release October figures for current account, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In September, the current account surplus was $5.20 billion. The Philippines will see Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, with forecasts suggesting an increase...

Singapore industrial production rose less than expected in October, following a decline in the previous month, figures from the Economic Development Board showed Wednesday. Industrial output edged up 0.2 percent year-on-year in October, in contrast to a 1.0 percent drop in September. Economist had...

Confidence among Japanese small and medium sized enterprises improved marginally in November, survey data released by the Shoko Chukin Bank showed Wednesday. The small business confidence index rose to 47.7 in November from 47.4 in the prior month. The score was forecast to climb marginally to 47.5. The...

Bank of Japan Policy Board Member Sayuri Shirai said additional action was required to ensure the path toward the 2 percent price stability and to maintain the credibility of the central bank. At a meeting with business leaders in Hiroshima, Shirai said together with the CPI inflation some indicators...

The value of total construction work done in Australia dropped in the third quarter, preliminary figures from Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Total construction work done dropped a seasonally adjusted 2.2 percent sequentially in the third quarter. Economist had forecast a 1.9 percent...

South Korea's consumer confidence index came in at 103 in November, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - down from 105 in October. Consumer sentiment on current living standards was lower by one point than in October at 90, and that for outlook by two points at 97. Consumer sentiment regarding...

Singapore will on Wednesday release October figures for industrial output, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Analysts are looking for an increase of 2.7 percent on month and a gain of 0.5 percent on year following the 3.3 percent monthly decline and the 1.2 percent yearly...

OECD-112514.jpg A prolonged stagnation in the euro area could hurt global growth and stronger policy responses are needed to avoid such risks, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Tuesday. In its latest Economic Outlook, the Paris-based think tank said any prolonged stagnation in the euro area could drag down global growth.