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South Korea's consumer confidence improved for the fifth successive month in June, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Tuesday. The consumer sentiment climbed to 111.1 in June fro 108.0 in the preceding month. Moreover, the latest reading was the highest since January 2011. The survey was...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$103 million in May, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - representing 2.1 percent of exports. The headline figure was shy of expectations for a surplus of NZ$419 million and down from the downwardly revised NZ$536 million a month earlier (originally...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$103 million in May, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of NZ$419 million and down from the downwardly revised NZ$536 million a month earlier (originally NZ$578 million). Exports were up 8.7 percent...

New Zealand will on Tuesday release May figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to be worth NZ$4.48 billion, up from NZ$4.17 billion in April. Exports are pegged at NZ$4.93 billion, up from NZ$4.75 billion in...

Hong Kong's foreign trade gap widened in May from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The trade deficit rose to HK$35.6 billion in May from HK$26.2 billion in the corresponding month last year. In April, the shortfall was...

Japan's leading index declined more than initially estimated in April, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, dropped to 104.2 in April from 105.7 in March. The reading for April was revised down from 104.5. The latest...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in May, the Bank of Japan said on Monday. That was in line with expectations and down from the upwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in April (originally 0.7 percent). Prices were down for advertising, communications and real estate, while they...

Japan will on Monday release May figures for producer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices are expected to hold steady at 0.7 percent on year. Japan also will see final April readings for its leading and coincident indexes; their previous readings were...

Taiwan's industrial production increased at a faster-than-expected pace in May, after falling in the prior month, preliminary figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs revealed Friday. Industrial production climbed 0.78 percent year-over-year in May, reversing a 0.15 percent drop in April. Economists...

Singapore inflation accelerated notably in May mainly due to a change in the timing of the disbursement of Service & Conservancy Charges rebates. Consumer prices climbed 1.4 percent year-on-year in May compared to a 0.4 percent rise in April, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry...

Singapore's industrial production growth eased unexpectedly in May, preliminary data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial production advanced 5.0 percent year-over-year in May, slower than the 6.7 percent rise in April. Meanwhile, economists had expected the growth to accelerate...

Sri Lanka's central bank on Friday decided to leave its key rates unchanged as policymakers viewed the current monetary policy stance as appropriate. The monetary board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka maintained the standing deposit facility rate at 7.25 percent and the standing lending facility...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in May, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Friday with a seven-month low manufacturing PMI score of 52.0. That's down from 53.1 in May, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Japan will on Friday see preliminary June results for the manufacturing PMI from Nikkei, setting the pace for a light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The PMI had a score of 53.1 in May. Singapore will release May numbers for consumer prices and industrial production. In April, inflation was...

India's information technology and business process management sector exports are set to grow between 7 and 8 percent in the financial year ending March 2018, the National Association of Software and Services Companies, or NASSCOM, said Thursday. Growth was 8.6 percent in the fiscal ended March 2017,...

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