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An indicator signaling turning points in the Indian economy declined for the first time in three months in June, the Conference Board said Friday. The leading index for India dropped -0.1 percent month-on-month to 101.4 in June. The indicator fell for the first time since March. In May, the leading...

Japan's manufacturing sector contracted again in July but the pace of deterioration slowed, flash survey data from Markit showed Friday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 49 in July from 48.1 in June. A reading below 50 indicates contraction in the sector. Output and new orders...

Japan will on Friday see preliminary July results for the manufacturing PMI from Nikkei, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The PMI score in June was 48.1, beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Taiwan will release unemployment numbers...

Indonesia's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday after cutting it by a quarter point in June. The Board of Governors of Bank Indonesia, led by Governor Agus Martowardojo, decided to hold the reference rate at 6.50 percent. The bank was expected to cut the rate by another...

Hong Kong's consumer price inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in June to its lowest level since the start of the year, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The consumer price index rose 2.4 percent year-on-year following 2.6 percent increase in May. The figure...

Australia's business confidence weakened in the second quarter, survey data from the National Australia Bank showed Thursday. The business confidence index fell to 2 in the second quarter from 4 points a quarter ago. Nonetheless, the NAB said firms are continuing to suggest quite strong investment...

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand said monetary policy will continue to be accommodative and further policy easing will be required to ensure that future average inflation settles near the middle of the target range. Headline inflation is being held below the target band by continuing negative tradables...

Japan's all industry activity dropped for the first time in three months in May, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported Thursday. The all industry activity index slid 1 percent month-on-month in May, reversing a 0.8 percent rise in April. This was the first increase in three months...

The central bank of Indonesia will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Thursday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to trim its benchmark lending rate to 6.25 percent from 6.50 percent. Hong...

Taiwan's export orders fell less-than-expected in June, as the demand for wood and related products rebounded along with strong orders for toys, games and sports goods, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Wednesday. Export orders declined 2.4 percent year-on-year, while economists had...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased at a faster-than-expected pace in June, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent year-over-year in June, slower than the 2.0 percent climb in the previous month. Economists had expected the inflation...

The Australian economy took a step backwards in June, the latest survey from Westpac bank revealed on Wednesday as its leading economic index slid 0.22 percent. That follows the 0.21 percent increase in May. The outlook component climbed to -0.14 percent in June from -0.37 in May. Supporting...

Australia will on Wednesday see June results for the leading economic index from Westpac, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The index was up 0.21 percent on month in May. Australia also will see June figures for skilled vacancies, which were up 1.0 percent on month in...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate held steady in June, defying economists' expectations for an increase, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 3.4 percent in the three months to June, the same rate as in the previous month. Economists...

Some of India's state-run banks will be receive a total $3.4 billion (229.15 billion rupees) to meet their capitalization needs, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. The recapitalization move earlier announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the budget for the current fiscal year, presented...

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