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New Zealand house prices dropped in January driven by a fall in the Auckland region, property valuer Quotable Value said Tuesday. House prices decreased 0.3 percent from December as prices in Auckland slid 0.5 percent. The average value nationwide was NZ$556,206. "For the first time in more than...

Business confidence in Australia showed a steady if low level of support in January, the latest survey from the National Australia Bank showed on Tuesday with an index score of +2. That was unchanged from the December reading following a downward revision from +3. Business conditions came in at...

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 3.2 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday, worth 923.7 trillion yen. That topped forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.1 percent gain in December. The M3 money stock added an annual 2.5 percent to 1,242.0 trillion yen...

IndiaGDP-020816.jpg The Indian economy is set to expand at a faster pace this fiscal year, the government estimated on Monday, even as growth eased in the December quarter, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi administration to win backing for crucial economic reforms in the parliament.

India's economic growth slowed in the three months to December, preliminary data from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Gross domestic product rose 7.3 percent year-on-year, in line with economists' expectations. India thus surpassed China again in terms of economic growth. The Chinese...

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said the leading index suggested stable growth momentum in the region as a whole, while it continued to signal a mixed outlook across major economies. The composite leading index came in at 99.7 in December, down marginally from 99.8 in November. Stable...

Bank-Of-Japan-020816.jpg Bank of Japan policymakers were deeply divided over the negative interest rate decision in January, summary of opinions showed Monday. Policymakers took the interest rate to negative zone at the meeting held on January 28 and 29. Five members voted in favor and four others dissented.

China's foreign exchange reserves declined to the lowest since 2012, data published by the People's Bank of China showed Sunday. Foreign exchange reserves fell $99.5 billion to $3.23 trillion in January. The decline was followed by a $107.9 billion decrease in December. In 2015 as a whole, reserves...

A measure of peoples' assessment of the Japanese economy decreased more-than-expected at the start of the year, survey figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The current index of Economy Watchers' survey dropped to 46.6 in January from a 4-month high of 48.7 in December. Economists had expected...

Total labor cash earnings in Japan increased at a slower-than-expected pace in December, preliminary report from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed Tuesday. Gross earning rose slightly by 0.1 percent year-over-year in December, slower than the 0.7 percent hike expected by economists....

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan had a current account surplus of 960.7 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - up 325.2 percent on year. The headline figure was shy of expectations for 1,051.7 billion yen and down from 1,143.5 billion in November. The trade balance showed a surplus of 188.7 billion...

ReserveBankofAustralia-020516.jpg The Reserve Bank of Australia has maintained its projection for faster growth amid improving labor market conditions but downgraded its inflation forecast, citing lower commodity prices and weak wage growth. In its Statement on Monetary Policy released Friday, the RBA said the Australian economy continued to grow at a moderate pace and activity is rebalancing away from the resource sector.

The leading for Japan, which measures the future economic activity, decreased more-than-expected to the weakest level in nearly three years in December, preliminary figures from the Cabinet Office showed Friday. The leading index fell to 102.0 in December from 103.2 in the previous month. Economists...

Indonesia's economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter, the Central Statistical Agency said Friday. Gross domestic product grew 5.04 percent during October to December period, faster than third quarter's 4.7 percent annual expansion. The economy expanded 4.79 percent in 2015, which was...

Malaysia's exports climbed at a slower-than-expected pace in December, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Exports rose 1.4 percent year-over-year in December, much slower than the 4.9 percent growth expected by economists. Shipments of electrical and electronic products, which...

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