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China's fiscal revenue grew at the slowest pace since 1991, data from the Ministry of Finance showed Friday. Revenue increased 8.6 percent to CNY 14.03 trillion in 2014 compared to a 10.2 percent rise in 2013. Land sales revenue gained only 3.2 percent due to the slowdown in property market activity. At...

Japan's housing starts declined slightly less-than-expected in December, figures from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism showed Friday. Housing starts fell 14.7 percent annually in December, after a 14.3 percent decline in the previous month. Economists had forecast a 14.8...

Taiwan's economy grew at a slower than expected pace in the fourth quarter, data released by the Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics revealed Friday. Gross domestic product expanded 3.17 percent from a year ago, compared to the third quarter's 3.63 percent...

Malaysia's producer prices declined in December from a year ago, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The domestic producer prices index plunged 4.4 percent in December from the previous year and fell 1.9 percent from the previous month. Similarly, producer prices for local...

The number of building permits issued in New Zealand declined in December, figures from Statistics New Zealand showed Friday. Including apartments, the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented fell 2.1 percent month-on-month in December, in contrast to a 10.0 percent rise in the previous...

Automobile production in Japan declined in December, figures from the Japan Automobile Manufactures Association showed Friday. Production volume of four-wheel vehicles fell 2.5 percent to 766,945 units in December. In the year-ago period, production was at 786,720 units. This marked the sixth...

Singapore's unemployment edged down unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Manpower revealed Friday. The overall jobless rate decreased to 1.9 percent quarter-over-quarter in the fourth quarter, less than the 2 percent consensus estimate. In the third quarter,...

trade.jpg Final demand producer prices in Australia added 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, final demand producer prices gained 1.1 percent - slowing from...

New Zealand's money supply growth accelerated for the third straight month in December, figures from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Friday. M3 money supply rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to NZ$ 283.086 billion in December This follows a 5.9 percent rise in November. The latest growth was...

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial output in Japan collected a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 0.5 percent contraction in November. On a yearly basis, output added 0.3...

Total private sector credit in Australia was up 0.5 percent on month in December, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. On a yearly basis, credit jumped 5.9 percent - also matching forecasts and unchanged from November. Housing...

Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That follows the 0.2 percent increase in the third quarter. On a yearly basis, final demand producer prices gained 1.1 percent - slowing from...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial output in South Korea advanced a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent on month in December, Statistics Korea said on Friday. The beat forecasts for an increase of 1.3 percent following the downwardly revised 1.0 percent gain in November (originally 1.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial...

Industrial production in Japan added a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on month in December, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That missed expectations for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 0.5 percent contraction in November. On a yearly basis, output added 0.3...

Consumer prices in Japan were up 2.4 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - topping expectations for 2.3 percent and unchanged from November. Core CPI, which excludes the volatile costs of food, added 2.5 percent. That was below forecasts...

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