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Japan's gross domestic product increased for a second straight month in October, the Japan Center For Economic Research said in a report on Thursday. Gross domestic product rose 0.2 percent from September, when the measure increased at the same pace, the monthly estimate from the JCER showed. In...

Retail sales in Australia advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at A$25.616 billion. That beat expectations for a 0.3 percent increase following the 0.6 percent gain in September. By category, there were rises...

The monetary base in Japan was up 21.5 percent on year in November, the Bank of Japan said on Friday - coming in at 417.657 trillion yen. That follows the 22.1 percent spike in October. Banknotes in circulation added 4.7 percent on year, while coins in circulation gained 1.0 percent. Current...

Bank-of-Korea-040915.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 2.6 percent on year in the third quarter of 2016, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's final revision. That's a downward move from the October 25 preliminary reading that suggested an increase of 2.7 percent. It's also down from 3.3 percent in the second...

South Korea's gross domestic product was up 2.6 percent on year in the third quarter of 2016, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's final revision. That's a downward move from the October 25 preliminary reading that suggested an increase of 2.7 percent. It's also down from 3.3 percent in the second quarter. On...

South Korea will on Friday release Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to expand 0.7 percent on quarter and 2.7 percent on year after rising 0.8 percent on quarter and 3.3 percent on year in the three months prior. Australia...

Hong Kong's retail sales continued to decline in October, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The value of retail sales dropped 2.9 percent year-over-year in October, following a 4.0 percent decline in September. Similarly,...

chinapmi-120116.jpg China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slower pace in November on softer growth in new orders and production, data from IHS Markit showed Thursday.The Caixin manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell more-than-expected to 50.9 in November from a 27-month high of 51.2 in October. The reading was expected to drop to 51.

The withdrawal of high-value banknotes in India reportedly obstructed manufacturing growth in November, survey figures IHS Markit showed Thursday. The Nikkei Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, fell to 52.3 in November from 54.4 in the previous month. However, any reading above 50 indicates expansion...

Myanmar's manufacturing activity expanded for the first time in six months in November, albeit marginally, survey figures from IHS Markit showed Thursday. The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, climbed to a 6-month high of 50.2 in November from 49.0 in October. Any reading...

The manufacturing sector in China continued to expand in November, although at a slower rate, the latest survey from Caixin showed on Thursday with a PMI score of 50.9. That was just shy of forecasts for 51.0, and down from 51.2 - although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates...

The manufacturing sector in the Philippines continued to expand in November, although at a slightly slower rate, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a still robust PMI score or 56.3. That's down from 56.5 in October, although it remains well above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that...

The manufacturing sector in Thailand continued to contract in November and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a PMI score or 48.2. That's down from 48.8 in October, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The manufacturing sector in Taiwan continued to expand in November and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a PMI score or 54.7. That's up from 52.7 in October, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The manufacturing sector in Indonesia continued to contract in November, although at a much slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a PMI score or 49.7. That's up from 48.7 in October, although it remains barely beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

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