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New home prices in most Chinese cities fell in August, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Wednesday. Average new house prices in 68 out of the total 70 cities declined in August from the previous month. Property prices in Huizhou and Jinhua dropped the most, by 1.7 percent month-over-month...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 948.5 billion yen in August, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - remaining in the red for a record 26th consecutive month. The headline figure beat forecasts for a shortfall of 1,028.9 billion yen following the 962.1 billion yen deficit in July. Exports...

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 948.5 billion yen in August, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a shortfall of 1,028.9 billion yen following the 962.1 billion yen deficit in July. Exports fell 1.3 percent on year, beating expectations for a drop of 2.6 percent...

NZtradebalance-082910.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday, riding strong gains from the service industries. The headline figure was in line with forecasts, although it slowed from the 1.0 percent gain in the first quarter. "Services...

New Zealand's gross domestic product added 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with forecasts, although it slowed from the 1.0 percent gain in the first quarter. Business services (up 4.2 percent) were the main driver of...

New Zealand will on Thursday release gross domestic product numbers for the second quarter of 2014, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic news. GDP is expected to have risen 0.6 percent on quarter and 3.8 percent on year after gaining 1.0 percent on quarter and 3.8 percent on year in...

Malaysia's consumer prices rose more than expected in August, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer prices grew 3.3 percent year-over-year in August. Economists had expected consumer prices to rise 3.2 percent, the same rate as in July. Food and non-food prices also...

China's central bank is providing stimulus to the country's largest lenders to boost liquidity amid slowing growth, media reports said Wednesday, citing government and banking sources. The People's Bank of China is injecting CNY 500 billion or $81 billion for a three-month period into the top five...

Thailand's central bank on Wednesday decided to leave its key rate unchanged as widely expected by economists as the current level of monetary accommodation is needed given an early stage of recovery. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Thailand unanimously decided to keep the policy rate at...

The People's Bank of China and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Tuesday signed a bilateral currency swap agreement to promote trade, investment and financial cooperation. The $10 billion agreement is valid for three years and provides an opportunity to exchange Sri Lankan rupee with the Chinese yuan...

forex-091714.jpg Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rebounded in August, exceeding the consensus estimate, a report from the International Enterprise Singapore showed Wednesday. NODX recovered by 6 percent year-over-year in August following the 3.3 percent drop in July. This was faster than the 2.5 percent...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports, or NODX, rebounded at a faster than expected rate in August, a report from the International Enterprise Singapore showed Wednesday. NODX recovered by 6 percent year-over-year in August following the 3.3 percent drop in July. This was faster than the 2.5 percent...

The outlook for Australia's economy remains stuck in neutral, the latest leading index from Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute revealed on Wednesday - sliding 0.1 percent on month in August. That followed the 0.1 percent decline in July. However, Westpac chief economist Bill Evans is expecting...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.0 billion in the second quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That followed the downwardly revised NZ$0.6 billion shortfall (originally a surplus of NZ$1.407 billion). "The value of goods exports fell...

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.0 billion in the second quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That deficit was up NZ$1.4 billion from the first quarter. For the year ended June 2014, the current account deficit was NZ$5.8 billion (2.5 percent...