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Hong Kong unemployment rate remained stable during May to July, the Census and Statistics Department said Friday. The jobless rate remained stable at 2.8 percent in May to July period, the same as seen in three months to June. The rate also matched expectations. At the same time, the underemployment...

Taiwan's economic growth improved in the second quarter, preliminary estimate from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 3.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, following a revised 3.1 percent rise in the first quarter. Real...

Malaysia's economic growth slowed to the weakest in more than a year in the second quarter, data from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product advanced 4.5 percent year-on-year, slower than the 5.4 percent expansion seen in the first quarter. A similar weaker growth was last...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Producer price outputs in New Zealand climbed 0.9 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior. Producer prices inputs advanced1.0 percent on quarter, accelerating from 0.6 percent in the...

Producer price outputs in New Zealand were up 0.9 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior. Producer prices inputs advanced1.0 percent on quarter, accelerating from 0.6 percent in the...

New Zealand will on Friday release Q2 figures for producer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In the previous three months, producer price outputs were up 0.2 percent on quarter and inputs were up 0.6 percent. Japan will see July figures for department store sales;...

trade.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from June. The Australian economy shed 3,900 jobs last month to 12,575,200 - well shy of...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for 5.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from June. The Australian economy shed 3,900 jobs last month - well shy of forecasts...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 231.2 billion yen in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That was shy of expectations for a shortfall of 41.2 billion yen following the downwardly revised 720.8 billion yen surplus in June (originally 721.4 billion yen). Exports were up 3.9...

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 231.2 billion yen in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That was shy of expectations for a shortfall of 41.2 billion yen following the downwardly revised 720.8 billion yen surplus in June (originally 721.4 billion yen). Exports were up 3.9 percent...

Australia will on Thursday release July unemployment data, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.4 percent, while the Australian economy is tipped to have added 15,000 jobs following the addition of 50,900 in June. The participation...

Indonesia's central bank raised its key rate by a quarter point to stabilize the rupiah amid worsening current account deficit and turmoil in Turkey. The Board of Governors lifted the 7-day reverse repo rate to 5.50 percent from 5.25 percent, Bank Indonesia said Wednesday. In a statement, the...

Indonesia's exports and imports climbed more than expected in July, data from statistics bureau showed Wednesday. Exports advanced 19.33 percent year-on-year, much bigger than the expected 11.68 percent increase. At the same time, imports logged a sharp expansion of 31.56 percent compared to a...

Wage prices in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the second three months of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.5 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, wage prices advanced...

Consumer confidence in Australia ebbed in August, the latest survey from Westpac Bank revealed on Wednesday - sinking 2.3 percent to a score of 103.6. That follows the 3.9 percent jump in July to a reading of 106.1. The index score remains above 100 points, meaning the optimists outnumber pessimists.

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