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The International Monetary Fund said the interactions between sharply tightening financial conditions and a structural slowdown in emerging markets would be damaging for the global economy. Given the significant and rising contribution of emerging market economies to the global economy over the past...

Confidence among entrepreneurs in South Korea continued to recede for the the third straight month in July, data based on a survey by the Bank of Korea showed Wednesday. The business conditions index for the manufacturing sector fell to 74 in July from 77 in the previous month. In May, the score was...

China's consumer sentiment increased in July, results of a survey by MNI and Westpac showed Wednesday. The Westpac-MNI consumer sentiment index rose to 114.8 in July from 112.6 in June. However, consumer confidence still remained lower than the long-term average, the survey showed.

japanindustry-032910.jpg Industrial output in Japan was down 3.3 percent on month in June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Wednesday. That was well shy of forecasts for a decline of 1.2 percent following the 0.7 percent increase in May. On a yearly basis, industrial production added 3.2 percent - also...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial output in South Korea climbed a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations following the downwardly revised 2.8 percent decline in May (originally -2.7 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output added 0.6...

newzea-retail-012111.jpg The total number of building consents issued in New Zealand gained a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent on month in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - coming in at 1,950. That follows the 4.6 percent decline in May. Excluding permits for apartment construction (which totaled 197), building...

Industrial output in Japan dipped 3.3 percent on month in June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Wednesday. That was well shy of forecasts for a decline of 1.2 percent following the 0.7 percent increase in May. On a yearly basis, industrial production added 3.2 percent - also...

Industrial production in South Korea jumped a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations following the downwardly revised 2.8 percent decline in May (originally -2.7 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output added...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent on month in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - coming in at 1,950. That follows the 4.6 percent decline in May. Excluding permits for apartment construction (which totaled 197), building...

Japan will on Wednesday see preliminary June figures for industrial production, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Output is expected to fall 1.2 percent on month but rise 5.2 percent on year. That follows the 0.7 percent monthly increase and the 1.0 percent annual gain...

Inflation in the OECD area remained unchanged in June, after rising slightly in the previous month, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in June, same as in the previous month. Excluding food and energy, inflation...

Moody's Investors Service on Monday said that the national sales volume of China's residential property market will likely improve in the second half of 2014. Franco Leung, a Moody's vice president and senior analyst, "An expected increase in mortgage availability, selective loosening of regulatory...

Moody's Investor Service on Tuesday upgraded Vietnam's credit rating, citing the country's macroeconomic stability, strengthening balance of payments and external payments position as well as an easing in the contingents risks from the banking sector. The rating agency upgraded Vietnam's issuer and...

New Zealand's diary giant Fonterra lowered its forecast for farmer payouts for the 2014/15 season citing falling world dairy prices and a strong New Zealand dollar. The 2014/15 Farmgate Milk Price forecast was lowered to NZ$6 per kg of milk solids from its earlier estimate of NZ$7 per kg in May, the...

Confidence among Japan's small and medium-sized enterprises improved in July, survey data released by the Shoko Chukin Bank showed Tuesday. The small business confidence rose to 48.7 in July from 47.3 in June. The indicator rose for the third consecutive month. But the indicator is expected to remain...