logo

Asian Economic News

Share SHARE

The leading index for Malaysia, which measures the future economic activity, declined for the first time in three months in September, survey figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The leading index dropped to 119.9 in September from 120.2 in the previous month. On an annual...

Singapore's industrial production logged a double-digit growth in October, data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial output advanced 14.6 percent year-on-year in October, faster than the 14.4 percent increase seen in September. Nonetheless, the pace was slightly weaker than...

Japan's leading index decreased more than initially estimated in September, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, fell to 106.4 in September from 107.2 in August. The reading for September was revised down from 106.6. The...

South Korea's consumer sentiment strengthened to a seven-year high in November, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Friday. The consumer sentiment index rose to 112.3 from 109.2 in October. This was the highest score since late 2010. A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists....

Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased at a faster-than-expected pace in October, figures from the Department of Statistics revealed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 3.7 percent year-over-year in October, slower than the 4.3 percent rise in September. Economists had expected the inflation to moderate...

New Zealand's foreign trade deficit increased in October from a year ago, as imports hit a record high, preliminary figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Friday. The trade deficit rose to NZ$871 million in October from NZ$798 million in the corresponding month last year. However, the shortfall...

Japan's manufacturing activity expanded at the steepest pace in more than three-and-a-half years in November, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Nikkei flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, climbed to a 44-month high of 53.8 in November from 52.8 in October. Any...

Taiwan's industrial production growth eased at a faster-than-expected pace in October, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Thursday. Industrial production climbed 2.85 percent year-over-year in October, slower than September's 4.77 percent rise, which was revised down from a 5.24 percent...

Singapore's consumer price inflation held steady for the second straight month in October, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Thursday. The consumer price index climbed 0.4 percent year-over-year in October, the same rate of increase as in the...

singapore1-081009.jpg Singapore's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in Thursday final revision. That was up from last month's advance estimate of 6.3 percent on quarter, and it accelerated from 2.2 percent in...

Singapore's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in Thursday final revision. That was up from last month's advance estimate of 6.3 percent on quarter, and it accelerated from 2.2 percent in...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand added a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.1 percent but was down from the 1.8 percent spike in the three months prior. "There...

The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.1 percent but was down from the 1.8 percent spike in the three months prior. Electrical...

Singapore will on Thursday see final Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting an otherwise light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In last month's advance estimate, GDP was called higher by 6.3 percent on quarter and 4.6 percent on year after gaining 2.4 percent on quarter and 2.9...

Taiwan's unemployment rate decreased for the third straight month in October, though marginally, data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged down to 3.69 percent in October from 3.71 percent in September....

Follow RTT