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China's industrial profits increased in April but at a slower pace, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial profits grew 4.2 percent year-on-year, much slower than the 11.1 percent expansion seen in March. During January to April, industrial profits increased 6.5...

Singapore's producer prices declined at a faster pace in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The manufactured product price index fell 11.7 percent year-over-year in April, following a 6.7 percent decrease in the previous month. Producer prices have been falling since May...

japantrade-042110.jpg Consumer prices in Japan fell 0.3 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat forecasts for -0.4 percent, although it weakened from -0.1 percent in March. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, also dipped 0.3 percent. That was...

Consumer prices in Japan were down 0.3 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat forecasts for -0.4 percent, although it weakened from -0.1 percent in March. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, also dipped 0.3 percent. That...

Japan will on Friday release April figures for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide inflation is expected to fall 0.4 percent on year after slipping 0.1 percent in March, while core CPI is expected to ease to -0.4 percent from -0.3 percent. Overall...

A sharp slowdown of the Chinese economy remains a significant risk for the global economy and South Asia among challenges arising from uncertainties such as US rate hike and "Brexit", Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said Thursday.

Hong Kong's exports decreased for the twelfth consecutive month in April, though at a slower-than-expected pace, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The value of total exports of goods and services dropped 2.3 percent year-over-year in April, much slower than the 7.0...

BillnNZ-052616.jpg The New Zealand government forecast the budget surplus to increase through 2020 as the economy expands at faster pace. "We have solid economic growth and the Government's books are in good shape - giving us options we didn't have eight years ago," Finance Minister Bill English said in his annual budget on Thursday.

Singapore's industrial production increased unexpectedly in April, preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board showed Thursday. Industrial production climbed 2.9 percent year-over-year in April, much faster than the 0.1 percent slight rise in March, which was revised from a 0.5 percent...

Private capital expenditure in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - standing at A$30.613 billion. That missed forecasts for a decline of 3.5 percent following the 0.8 percent increase...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in April, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. Among the individual components of the data, prices for communications, real estate and advertising were up. Prices were down for...

Consumer confidence in South Korea slowed slightly in May, the latest survey from the Bank of Korea showed on Thursday with a score of 99.0 - down from 101.0 in April. Consumer sentiment concerning current living standards was unchanged at 91, while that concerning their future outlook was two points...

Japan will on Thursday release April figures for producer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices are expected to add 0.2 percent on year, unchanged from the previous month. Australia will provide Q1 numbers for private capital expenditure, with forecasts...

Philippine foreign trade deficit increased more-than-expected in March, preliminary figures from the Philippine Statistical Authority showed Wednesday. The trade deficit widened notably to EUR 1.7 billion in March from EUR 257 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Economists had...

The total value of construction work done in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 2.6 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$47.928 billion. The headline figure missed forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following...

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