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Philippine inflation targets for 2014 to 2016 were kept unchanged as it remain consistent with current inflation dynamics, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said in a report on Monday. The Development Budget Coordination Committee maintained the inflation target for 2014 at 3-5 percent and that for...

Taiwan's export orders grew more than expected in March driven by huge demand from Japan and Eurozone, official data showed Monday. Export orders advanced 5.9 percent in March from last year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Orders were expected to rise by 4.7 percent. On a monthly...

Japan's corporate loan demand decreased in the first quarter for the first time in three quarters, the latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion survey from the Bank of Japan showed Monday. The balance of demand for loans from firms fell to 5 from 8 in the previous survey period. Loan officers cited the...

House prices increased in almost all major Chinese cities in March despite tightening controls on speculative transactions and lending, data compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday. Prices increased in 69 of the 70 cities surveyed by the statistical office in March. Wenzhou was...

An index measuring tertiary industrial activity in Japan was down a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in February, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday - standing at 100.6. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.2 percent following the 0.9 percent jump in...

Japan will on Friday see February numbers for its tertiary industry index, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific activity. In January, the index was up 0.9 percent on month. Also, many of the regional bourses are closed in observance of Good Friday, including Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand,...

The Japanese government downgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time since November 2012. In its monthly report released Thursday, the Cabinet Office said the Japanese economy is on a moderate recovery trend, while some weak movements are seen lately due to a reaction after a last-minute...

A measure signaling turning points in India's economic cycles rose in March, after a decline in the previous month, the Conference Board said Thursday. The think tank's leading economic index for India rose 0.2 percent monthly in March, following a 0.4 percent fall in February. In January, the index...

The Bank of Japan upgraded its economic view of one region and maintained the assessment on eight other regions. In January, the bank raised its assessment for five regions and left its view on four regions unchanged. Compared to January, bank's assessments on eight local economies regarding the...

Confidence among Japan households declined to the lowest since August 2011, a monthly survey data from the Cabinet Office showed Thursday. The consumer sentiment index fell to seasonally adjusted 37.5 in March from 38.5 in February. The survey was conducted on March 15. Among sub-components, the...

The Bank of Japan will adjust its monetary policy when needed, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Thursday. The bank will continue with quantitative and qualitative easing to achieve the price stability target of 2 percent, he said in a speech to a quarterly meeting of branch managers. Kuroda said the...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports declined in March due to a fall in demand for both electronic and non-electronic shipments, the International Enterprise Singapore said Thursday. Non-oil domestic exports fell 6.6 percent year-on-year in March, reversing the 8.9 percent increase in February. On...

The total number of new motor vehicle sales in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on month in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, coming in at 92,168. That follows the 0.1 percent increase in February. By category, sales of passenger and other vehicles...

Producer prices in South Korea were flat on month in March, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday, following the upwardly revised 0.1 percent increase in February. Among the individual components, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products were up 0.3 percent on month, while services added...

Singapore will on Thursday release March figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, imports were worth SGD36.10 billion and exports were at SGD40.39 billion for a trade surplus of SGD4.29 billion. Japan will see March...