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Hong Kong's exports increased at a faster-than-expected pace in April, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. Exports climbed 2.2 percent year-over-year in April, reversing a 1.8 percent decline in the previous month. Economists had expected a 1.7 percent growth for the...

philippinesGDP-052815.jpg The Philippine economy grew at a less-than-expected rate in the first quarter of 2015, figures from the National Statistical Coordination Board showed Thursday. Sequentially, the country's GDP growth slowed to a 6-year low.

The Philippines' gross domestic product expanded at just 5.2 percent on year in the first quarter of 2015, the Philippines Statistics Authority said on Thursday. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 6.6 percent, and down sharply from 6.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. It also...

trade.jpg Private capital expenditure in Australia contracted a seasonally adjusted 4.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$35.895 billion. That missed expectations for a decline of 2.2 percent, which would have been unchanged...

Private capital expenditure in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 4.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$35.895 billion. That missed expectations for a decline of 2.2 percent, which would have been unchanged...

japantrade-042110.jpg Retail sales in Japan advanced 5.0 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Thursday - coming in at 11.562 trillion yen. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 5.5 percent following the 9.7 percent contraction in March. Sales from large retailers advanced...

Retail sales in Japan climbed 5.0 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Thursday - coming in at 11.562 trillion yen. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 5.5 percent following the 9.7 percent contraction in March. Sales from large retailers advanced...

Japan will on Thursday release April figures for retail sales, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Retail sales are expected to add 1.1 percent on month and 5.5 percent on year after falling 1.8 percent on month and 9.7 percent on year in March. Sales from large retailers...

The Japanese government retained its overall economic view on Wednesday, while raising its assessment of private consumption. In the monthly report, the Cabinet Office said private consumption is showing signs of picking up. Last month, it said consumption holds firm as a whole. On the other...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) increased consumer price inflation outlook for the Philippines for this year and next, citing the risk that an El Nino-related drought could lead to a rapid run-up in food prices. The Washington-based lender raised the consumer price inflation forecast for this...

Confidence among Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises increased more-than- expected in May, after falling in the previous month, survey figures released by the Shoko Chukin Bank showed Wednesday. The small business confidence index rose by 0.7 percentage points to 48.1 in May from 47.4 in April....

The inflation target of 2 percent is expected to be achieved around the first half of fiscal 2016, Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Kikuo Iwata said Wednesday. "This timing is somewhat delayed from the previous projection," he told business leaders in Sapporo. He noted that the underlying trend...

In his address to the Thomson Reuters' 3rd Australian Regulatory Summit in Sydney on Wednesday, Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe said disruptions in the asset management industry can be managed. Lowe called for examination of what role regulations and central banks play in addressing...

Profits earned by Chinese industrial enterprises increased for the first time in six months in April, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Industrial profits rose 2.6 percent year-over-year to CNY 47.95 billion in April, reversing a 0.4 percent fall in the preceding month....

trade.jpg The value of construction work done in Australia slipped a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter or 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$48.397 billion. That missed expectations for a decline of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent...

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