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Singapore's producer prices declined at a slower pace in February, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The manufactured products price index fell 11.8 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 13.1 percent sharp decrease. Producer prices have been falling since...

China's industrial profits dropped in the first two months of the year, the National Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday. Industrial profits fell 4.2 percent year-over-year in the January to February period to CNY 745.24 billion. The rate of decline moderated from the 8.0 percent fall seen in December. A...

japantrade-042110.jpg Overall consumer prices in Japan gained 2.2 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Communications and Internal Affairs said on Friday - below forecasts for 2.3 percent and down from 2.4 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile prices of food, added an annual 2.0 percent. That...

Japan is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, setting the pace for an otherwise light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are February numbers for inflation, household spending, unemployment and retail sales. Inflation is expected to rise 2.3 percent on year, easing from 2.4 percent...

Taiwan's central bank held its key interest rate unchanged for the fifteenth policy session in a row on Thursday, citing brighter economic outlook amid low inflation and improving labor market conditions. The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) left its key rate unchanged at...

The Philippine central bank decided to maintain its key rates unchanged on Thursday as the policy board assessed the current monetary settings as appropriate. The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintained the overnight borrowing rate at 4.00 percent and the overnight lending at...

Hong Kong's export growth accelerated at a faster-than-expected pace in February, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. Exports climbed 7.2 percent year-over-year in February, much faster than January's 2.8 percent increase. Economists had expected a 3.0 percent growth...

Thailand's exports declined at a faster-than-expected pace in February, figures from the commerce ministry showed Thursday. Exports fell sharply by 6.1 percent year-over-year in February, faster than January's 3.5 percent decline. Economists had forecast a 3.2 percent fall for the month. At the...

Singapore's industrial production declined at a faster-than-expected pace in February, after rising in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board showed Thursday. Industrial production fell 3.6 percent year-over-year in February, in contrast to a 1.3 percent increase...

Hong Kong will on Thursday release February figures for import, exports and trade balance, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to gain 4.7 percent on year after climbing 7.9 percent in January. Exports are called higher by 3.0 percent after gaining 2.8 percent...

Consumer confidence in South Korea slipped in March, the latest survey from the Bank of Korea showed on Thursday, with an index score of 101.0 - down from 103.0 in February. Consumer sentiment on current living standards was up one point at 90, while that for their outlook remained unchanged at 98....

The divergence between Australia's rising prices and falling rents in the property market has widened further, the Reserve Bank of Australia said Wednesday. Consequently, the risk of large repricing and associated market dislocation has increased. "Commercial property prices have continued to rise...

Malaysia's jobless rate increased marginally at the start of the year, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. The unemployment rate rose to 3.1 percent in January from 3.0 percent in the previous month. A year ago, the jobless rate was 3.3 percent. On seasonally adjusted basis,...

South Korea's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Wednesday's final reading. That was revised down from 0.4 percent in January's preliminary reading, and it was down from the 0.9 percent gain in the third...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$50 million in February, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - representing 1.3 percent of exports. The headline figure missed forecasts for a surplus of NZ$350 million following the downwardly revised NZ$33 million surplus in January (originally...

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