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preview3_16nov18.jpg Hong Kong's economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter on weaker consumption, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 2.9 percent year-on-year following a 3.5 percent expansion in the second quarter. The latest pace of growth was the slowest since 2016.

bankindonesia-nov15.jpg Indonesia's central bank hiked its key interest rate unexpectedly in November, after leaving unchanged in October following two hikes, as it tries to lower the country's current account deficit. The Board of Governors hiked the 7-day reverse repo by 25 basis points to 6 percent, Bank Indonesia said on Thursday.

philippinescentralbank-nov15.jpg The Philippines' central bank unexpectedly raised its key interest rate on Thursday for a fifth consecutive session, citing upside risks to the inflation outlook. The Monetary Board, led by Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 percent, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas said. Economists had expected the bank to leave rates unchanged.

The Philippines' central bank unexpected raised its key interest rate on Thursday. The Monetary Board raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.75 percent, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas said. Economists had expected the bank to leave rates unchanged. Policymakers decided to...

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was unchanged from the September reading, although it was beneath expectations for 5.1 percent. The Australian economy added 32,800 jobs last month to...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was unchanged from the September reading, although it was beneath expectations for 5.1 percent. The Australian economy added 32,800 jobs last month...

Australia will on Thursday release October figures for unemployment, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to come in at 5.1 percent, up from 5.0 percent in September. The Australian economy is tipped to have added 20,000 jobs last month following...

Industrial production in China was up 5.9 percent on year in October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That exceeded expectation for 5.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the September reading. The bureau also said that retail sales climbed 8.6 percent on year -...

Wage prices in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the three months prior. Private sector wages added 0.5 percent on quarter, while...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan's gross domestic product slipped a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Cabinet Office said in Wednesday's preliminary report. That was in line with expectations following the 0.7 percent gain in the previous three months. On an annualized seasonally...

Japan's gross domestic product was down a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2018, the Cabinet Office said in Wednesday's preliminary report. That was in line with expectations following the 0.7 percent gain in the previous three months. On an annualized basis, GDP...

Japan will on Wednesday release preliminary Q3 figures for gross domestic product, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to fall 0.3 percent on quarter and 0.9 percent on year after rising 0.7 percent on quarter and 3.0 percent on year in the three months prior....

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices added 0.2 percent on month, while meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 2.4 percent, grocery food prices fell 0.3 percent, non-alcoholic...

Food prices in New Zealand were up a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices added 0.2 percent on month, while meat, poultry, and fish prices rose 2.4 percent, grocery food prices fell 0.3 percent, non-alcoholic...

Australia will on Tuesday see October results for the indexes of business confidence and conditions from NAB, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In September, the index scores were +5 and +15, respectively. New Zealand will release October numbers for food prices; in September,...

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