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Japan's auto sales expanded for the third straight month in June, data published by Japan Automobile Dealers Association showed Wednesday. Auto sales were up 5.4 percent in June from the last year, following a 1.4 percent rise in May. Sales increased to 279,375 units from 265,171 in the prior...

Indonesia's consumer prices accelerated in June from the previous month, although the rate of growth is slower than economists expectations, figures from the Central Statistical Agency showed Wednesday. The consumer price index climbed 7.26 percent year-over-year in June, faster than May's 7.15 percent...

India's manufacturing sector growth eased in June as output growth slowed on the back of a weaker rise in new order inflows, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 51.3 in June from 52.6 in May. A reading above 50 indicates...

Singapore's residential property prices declined for the seventh straight quarter, flash data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed Wednesday. House prices fell 0.9 percent in the second quarter following a 10 percent decline in the first quarter. Prices of non-landed private residential...

Fitch Ratings upgraded the sovereign rating outlook of Malaysia to 'stable' from 'negative' on improving fiscal finances and affirmed its credit ratings. The long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating was maintained at 'A-'. The rating agency observed that fiscal finances have improved...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea continued to contract in June, and at a faster rate, the latest Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing PMI showed on Wednesday, with a score of 46.1. That was down sharply from 47.8 in May, and it also represented a 33-month low reading. The index also moved further...

Japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg The manufacturing sector in Japan continued barely to expand in June, the latest Nikkei Manufacturing PMI showed on Wednesday, with a score of 50.1. That was up from last month's preliminary reading of 49.9, although it was down significantly from 50.9 in May. The index also remained just barely...

The manufacturing sector in Indonesia continued to contract in June, albeit at a slower pace, the Nikkei Indonesia Manufacturing PMI showed on Wednesday with a score of 47.8. That's up from 47.1 in May, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector contracted at a slightly slower pace in June, HSBC said in Wednesday's revised manufacturing PMI with a score of 49.4. That was a downward revision from last month's preliminary reading of 49.6 - but it's up from the 49.2 reading in May. It also remains beneath the...

The manufacturing sector in Malaysia continued to contract in June, the latest Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing PMI showed on Wednesday, with a 32-month low reading of 47.6. That was down from 49.5 in May, and moved further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

The manufacturing sector in Vietnam continued to expand in June, albeit at a slower pace, the latest Nikkei Vietnam Manufacturing PMI scored of Wednesday with a score of 52.2. That's down from 54.8 in May, although it remains well above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

The manufacturing sector in Taiwan continued to contract in June, and at a sharply accelerated pace, the latest Nikkei Taiwan Manufacturing PMI revealed on Wednesday with a score of 46.3. That's down from 49.3 in May, and at moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The manufacturing sector in China contracted at a slightly slower pace in June, HSBC said in Wednesday's revised manufacturing PMI with a score of 49.4. That was a downward revision from last month's preliminary reading of 49.6 - but it's up from the 49.2 reading in May. It also remains beneath...

The manufacturing sector in South Korea continued to contract in June, and at a faster rate, the latest Nikkei South Korea Manufacturing PMI showed on Wednesday, with a score of 46.1. That was down sharply from 47.8 in May, and it also represented a 33-month low reading. The index also moved further...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in June, albeit barely, the latest Nikkei Manufacturing PMI revealed on Wednesday, with a score of 50.1. That was up from last month's preliminary reading of 49.9, although it was down significantly from 50.9 in May. The index also remained...

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