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Japan's automobile production declined in June after recovering a month ago, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association reported Friday. Automobile production fell 1 percent year-on-year or 7,791 units to 804,201 in June. At the same time, motorcycle production logged a double-digit decline of...

BOJ-072916.jpg The Bank of Japan raised the target for exchange-traded fund purchases and doubled its dollar lending program in addition to the fiscal stimulus that the government had unveiled two days ago. However, investors were disappointed as the bank kept its interest rate and the pace of monetary base expansion unchanged on Friday. Moreover, BoJ today downgraded its projections for inflation and growth

Singapore's producer prices decreased at a faster pace in June, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The manufactured product price index fell 8.0 percent year-over-year in June, which was worse than the 5.4 percent drop in the previous month. The measure has been falling since...

Japan's housing starts declined for the first time in six months in June, though at a slower-than-expected pace, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said Friday. Housing starts fell 2.5 percent year-over-year in June, reversing a 9.8 percent surge in the previous month, which...

The Bank of Japan raised the target for exchange-traded fund purchases, while holding its interest rate on Friday. The bank will increase the purchases of exchange-traded funds so that their outstanding amount will rise at an annual pace of about JPY 6 trillion. The bank will also increase the...

Malaysia's producer prices decreased further in June, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The producer price index fell 1.3 percent year-over-year in June, following a 2.1 percent drop in May. Among the main industrial sectors,...

Taiwan's economy expanded in the three months ended June, after contracting in the previous three quarters, preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics showed Friday. Gross domestic product grew 0.69 percent year-over-year in the second...

New Zealand's money supply growth eased for the second straight month in June, figures from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Friday. The broad money supply, or M3, climbed 5.9 percent year-over-year in June, slower than May's 7.3 percent hike. In the corresponding month last year, money...

trade.jpg Final demand producer prices in Australia advanced 0.1 percent on quarter and 1.0 percent on year in the second quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. Domestic prices added 0.3 percent on quarter and 0.9 percent on year, while import prices slipped 1.6 percent on quarter...

Private sector credit in Australia added 0.2 percent on month and 6.2 percent on year in June, the Reserve bank of Australia said on Friday. Housing credit gained 0.5 percent on month and 6.7 percent on year, while personal credit fell 0.1 percent on month and 0.8 percent on year and business credit...

Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.1 percent on quarter and 1.0 percent on year in the second quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. Domestic prices added 0.3 percent on quarter and 0.9 percent on year, while import prices slipped 1.6 percent on quarter...

Business confidence in New Zealand deteriorated in July, the latest survey from NBNZ revealed on Friday with an index core of 16.0. That's down from 20.2 in June. The activity outlook also was down, slipping to a reading of 34.1 from 35.1 in the previous month.

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial output in Japan jumped 1.9 percent on month in June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That beat forecasts for a gain of 0.5 percent following the 2.6 percent decline in May. On a yearly basis, output slipped 1.9 percent - also exceeding forecasts for -2.9 percent...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea dipped 0.2 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 0.6 percent following the 2.7 percent jump in May. On a yearly basis, industrial output gained 0.8 percent - again beating forecasts for 0.2 percent after...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number or building permits in New Zealand issued in June surged a seasonally adjusted 16.3 percent on month, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - coming in at 2,752. That follows the 0.9 percent decline in May. Individually, permits were issued for 1,863 houses, 364 townhouses, flats,...

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