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The average of household spending in Japan was down 0.3 percent on year in October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 290,396 yen. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 1.6 percent decline in September. The average...

The construction sector in Australia continued to contract in November, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Friday with a Performance of Construction Index score of 44.5. That's down from 46.4, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Japan will on Friday see preliminary October figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The leading index is expected to see a score of 104.9, up from 104.3 in September. The coincident is pegged at 116.8, up from 114.4. Japan also...

UAE's private sector growth rose further in November amid sharper increases in output and new orders and the fastest decline in selling price in over nine years, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The Emirates NBD UAE purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 55.8 in November from 55.0...

Saudi Arabia's private sector growth in November was the highest thus far this year amid faster growth in output and new orders and modest inflationary pressures, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 55.2 in November...

The Reserve Bank of Australia has scope for further reductions in the policy rate from its present record low, but its next move is more likely to be a hike instead of cut, RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said Thursday. Speaking at the Australian Business Economists Annual Dinner in Sydney, Debelle...

Egypt's private sector activity was the highest in three months in November amid unchanged selling prices and softer declines in output and new orders, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The Emirates NBD Egypt purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 49.2 November from 48.6 in October,...

trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade surplus of A$2.316 billion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - down 21 percent on month. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of A$3.00 billion and down from the downwardly revised A$2.940 billion in September...

Australia had a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade surplus of A$2.316 billion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - down 21 percent on month. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of A$3.00 billion and down from the downwardly revised A$2.940 billion in September...

The value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$26.986 billion. That was in line with expectations following the 0.2 percent increase in September. The following industries...

Australia will on Thursday release October figures for retail sales and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The trade balance is expected to show a surplus of A$3.000 billion, down from A$3.017 billion in September. Retail sales are tipped to gain 0.3 percent...

rbi-040617_05dec18.jpg India's central bank on Wednesday left its key interest rate unchanged for a second policy session in a row as it saw upside risks to the inflation outlook and maintained its policy stance of "calibrated tightening". The Monetary Policy Committee decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent, the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement.

India's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in over 2 years during November with both manufacturing and services growing at stronger rates amid an increase in demand, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The Nikkei India Composite purchasing managers' index rose to 54.5 in November...

The services sector in China continued to expand in November, and at a greatly accelerated rate, the latest survey from Caixin revealed on Wednesday with a PMI score of 53.8. That beat expectations for 50.8, which would have been unchanged from the October reading. It also moves further above the...

trade.jpg Australia's gross domestic product added a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent and was down from 0.9 percent in the second quarter. On a yearly basis,...

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