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South Korea's consumer prices increased at a slower than expected rate in August, figures from Statistics Korea showed Tuesday. Consumer prices rose 1.4 percent year-over-year in August following the 1.6 percent rise in July. Economists had expected consumer prices to grow at the stable rate of 1.6...

New Zealand's commodity prices declined at a faster rate in August, results of a survey by ANZ showed Tuesday. The ANZ commodity price index fell 3.3 percent month-over-month in August following the 2.4 percent drop in July. This marked the second largest decrease in prices in six month and a 17-month...

The monetary base in Japan increased at a slower rate in August, data from the Bank of Japan showed Tuesday. The monetary base grew 40.5 percent year-over-year in August following the 42.7 percent rise in July. Bank notes in circulation rose 3.5 percent, which is faster than the 3.4 percent increase...

The number of building approvals in Australia increased at a faster-than-expected rate in July, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Total building approvals rose 9.4 percent year-over-year in July, more than the 7.8 percent growth expected by economics. Private sector...

The current account deficit in Australia widened less than expected in the second quarter, figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. The current account deficit came in at A$ 13.74 billion in the second quarter. This was more than the A$ 7.8 billion deficit in the first quarter...

Total labor cash earnings in Japan grew at a faster rate in July, defying expectations of a slow down, a report from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed Tuesday. Total earnings increased 2.6 percent year-over-year in July following the revised 1 percent rise in June. Economists had expected...

China eased rules governing bond issuance by local governments so as to make public project financing easier. Top lawmakers amended the budget law, allowing local governments to raise funds directly through bond issue to finance public projects. However, local government is not allowed to sell bonds...

Indonesia inflation slowed in August, and exports declined unexpectedly in July, reports showed Monday. Inflation eased to 3.99 percent in August from 4.53 percent in July, Statistics Indonesia reported. It was forecast to slow to 3.97 percent. Month-on-month, consumer prices were up 0.47 percent. Core...

India's manufacturing sector expanded for the tenth consecutive month in August but the pace of growth slowed from July's 17-month high, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The HSBC manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.4 in August from July's 17-month high of 53. Output...

Indonesia's manufacturing purchasing managers' index,or PMI, fell to a twelve month low in August, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC PMI for the manufacturing sector fell to 49.5 in August from 52.7 in July. This marked the first drop in activity since August...

Taiwan's manufacturing activity grew at the fastest pace in more than three years in August, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector rose to 56.1 in August from 55.8 in July. This marked the fastest rate...

japanindustry-032910.jpg The manufacturing sector in Japan expanded at an accelerated pace in August, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a purchasing managers' index score of 52.2. That missed forecasts for 52.4, although it's up significantly from 50.5 in July. The August reading moves further...

china1-230913.jpg China's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index was revised down in August, defying expectations of economists to confirm the flash reading, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The final HSBC Manufacturing PMI decreased to 50.2 in August from the flash estimate...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea expanded for the first time in four months in August, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a purchasing managers' index score of 50.3. That's up from 49.3 in July, and it moves above the boom-or-bust mark of 50 that separates expansion...

China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower than expected rate in August, less than the flash estimate, latest results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 50.2 in August. This was less than the 50.3 flash reading...