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foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea was down 0.5 percent on month in July, Statistics Korea said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for a decline of 0.1 percent following the upwardly revised 2.5 percent jump in June (originally 2.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial production slipped...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of new building permits issued in New Zealand surged a seasonally adjusted 20.4 percent in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - coming in at 2,824. That follows the 4.1 percent contraction in June. "This was the highest number of new dwellings consented in a month since...

Singapore's producer prices continued to decline in July although at a slightly slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The manufactured products price index dropped 8.0 percent year-over-year in July, following a 8.1 percent decrease in June....

Profits earned by Chinese industrial enterprises decreased in July after rising in the previous month, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial profits fell 2.9 percent year-over-year to CNY 471.56 billion in July following a 0.3 percent rise in the preceding month. The...

japantrade-042110.jpg Nationwide consumer prices in Japan added 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - matching forecasts and slowing from 0.4 percent in June. Overall core consumer prices, which exclude the volatile costs of food, were flat on month. That beat...

Retail sales in Japan were up 1.6 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.1 percent following the 1.0 percent gain in June. Sales from large retailers jumped an annual 2.1 percent, matching forecasts and up from...

Nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with forecasts and slowing from 0.4 percent in June. Overall core consumer prices, which exclude the volatile costs of food, were flat on month. That...

The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was below forecasts for 3.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from the June reading. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.20 - exceeding...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 0.2 percent on year in July, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 280,471 yen. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 2.0 percent decline in June. The average of monthly...

While the global economy may not be on the brink of another financial crisis, policymakers must carefully watch some fragilities that have emerged, India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan said. In an interview to the BBC on Tuesday, Rajan said,"Based on what I've seen so far there's no strong...

The combined real gross domestic product of the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development grew at a slightly slower pace in the second quarter, data showed Wednesday. Real GDP expanded 0.4 percent sequentially, which was slightly slower than the 0.5 percent growth...

Singapore's industrial production declined at a faster-than-expected pace in July, preliminary figures from the Economic Development Board showed Wednesday. Industrial production fell sharply by 6.1 percent year-over-year in July, exceeding economists' expectations for a 4.0 percent decrease. In...

Australia needs to focus on economic and tax reform debate in order to boost growth instead of discussing on returning to surplus and income distribution, the Reserve Bank of Australia's Governor Glenn Stevens said on Wednesday. In a keynote speech at a National Reform Summit hosted by The Australian...

The total value of construction work done in Australia climbed a seasonally adjusted 1.6 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$49.811 billion. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following the 2.4 percent...

Corporate service prices in Japan were up 0.6 percent on year in July, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.4 percent, which would have been unchanged from the June reading. On month, prices added 0.2 percent following the flat reading a month earlier. Among...

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