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Singapore's inflation remained flat in January, data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Monetary Authority of Singapore showed Friday. Consumer prices remained unchanged on year in January, following December's 0.4 percent increase, mostly due to lower accommodation and private road transport...

japanexports-112510.jpg Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan climbed 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.8 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. On a monthly basis, producer prices were down 0.6 percent after adding 0.2 percent...

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 1.4 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded forecasts for 1.3 percent and was up from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI, which excludes food prices, advanced an annual 0.9 percent...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand jumped a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That topped expectations for a gain of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior. Eleven of the...

Japan will on Friday release January figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide CPI is expected to rise 1.3 percent on year, accelerating from 1.0 percent in December. Core CPI is called at 0.8 percent, down from 0.9 percent a month...

The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 1.7 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for a gain of 1.4 percent following the 0.2 percent increase in the three months prior. The total...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate held steady in the three months ended January, in line with expectations, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 2.9 percent in the three months ended January, the same rate as in...

Hong Kong's consumer price inflation held steady at the start of the year, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The consumer price index climbed 1.7 percent year-over-year in January, the same rate of increase as in December. Meanwhile, economists had expected the...

Total credit card spending in New Zealand decreased for the first time in five months in January, data from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Thursday. Credit card spending dropped 0.6 percent month-over-month in January, reversing a 0.6 percent rise in December. Domestic billings also declined...

New Zealand will on Thursday release January figures for credit card spending, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, credit card spending was up 0.6 percent on month and 6.3 percent on year. Hong Kong will provide January data for unemployment and inflation....

Policymakers at the Indian central bank expressed concern over the rising inflation, that is driven by both domestic and global factors, and sought vigilance over the outlook for the coming months, the minutes of the latest policy session showed Wednesday. "The MPC notes that the inflation outlook...

southkorea-cryptos-022118.jpg South Korea apparently relaxed its stance on cryptocurrencies as the country's financial services watchdog said the government will support "normal transactions" in such currencies. The comment by Choe Heung-sik, governor of the Financial Supervisory Service, boosted the sentiment in the market, sending prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin higher.

Australia's leading index that signals the likely pace of economic activity in future dropped at the start of 2018, data from the Westpac Institutional Bank showed Wednesday. The six month annualized growth rate in the Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index fell to 0.73 in January from 1.39 in...

South Korea's producer prices advanced at a slower pace in January, Bank of Korea reported Wednesday. Producer prices grew 1.2 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2.2 percent rise in December. Month-on-month, producer prices gained 0.4 percent after remaining flat in December. Output...

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