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Indonesia's inflation accelerated in September on food and utility costs, data from the Central Statistics Agency showed Wednesday. The trade balance swung into deficit in August as import growth exceeded the increase in exports. Inflation rose to 4.53 percent in September from 3.99 percent in...

India's manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest pace since December 2013, survey from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The headline HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 51 in September from 52.4 in August. Although the pace of growth weakened to a 9-month low, the sector continued its expansion...

Singapore home prices decreased for the fourth consecutive time in the third quarter, flash data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed Wednesday. Residential property prices fell 0.6 percent sequentially, but slower than the 1 percent decline seen in the second quarter. Prices of non-landed...

Indonesia's manufacturing sector recovered in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector rebounded to 50.7 in September from 49.5 in August. This marked expansion in manufacturing activity...

Taiwan's manufacturing sector expanded at the slowest rate in four months in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector fell to 53.3 in September from the 40-month high of 56.1 in August....

retail-090312.jpg The total value of retail sales in Australia added a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$23.311 billion. The headline figure was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from...

China's manufacturing sector expanded at a stable rate in September, exceeding economists' expectations, figures from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, or CFLP, showed Wednesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, came in at 51.1 in September, the same as in August....

Japan's manufacturing sector slowed in September but continued to expand, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Wednesday, with a PMI score of 51.7. That was unrevised from the flash estimate earlier this month, although it was down from 52.2 in August. It also remained above the...

The total value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - standing at A$23.311 billion. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from the July rate. Among...

Australia's manufacturing sector continued to contract in September, the Australian Industry Group said on Wednesday, with a Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 46.5. That's down from 47.3 in August, and it moves further below the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

JapanSentiments-040113.jpg An index measuring business sentiment in Japan showed mild upside in the third quarter of 2014, the Bank of Japan revealed on Wednesday in its quarterly Tankan business survey. The large manufacturers index came in with a score of 13, beating forecasts for 10 and up from 12 in the second quarter. The...

foreximg-300413.jpg South Korea's manufacturing sector dipped into contraction in September, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Wednesday, with a PMI score of 48.8. That's down from 50.3 in August - and it falls below the boom-or-bust score of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. "Korea's...

South Korea posted a merchandise trade surplus of $3.4 billion in September, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Wednesday - in line with expectations and roughly unchanged from the August total. Exports climbed an annual 6.8 percent to 47.7 billion versus forecasts for an 8.2 percent...

South Korea's manufacturing sector slipped into contraction in September, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Wednesday, with a PMI score of 48.8. That's down from 50.3 in August - and it falls below the boom-or0bust score of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among the...

Consumer prices in South Korea were up 1.1 percent on year in September, the government said on Wednesday - touching a seven-month low. That was well shy of forecasts for 1.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were down 0.1 percent...