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China's government has taken unprecedented steps to keep Chinese stocks afloat after their worst monthly losses in six years. Beijing has reportedly lent 1.3tn yuan ($240 billion) to Chinese Securities Finances in attempt to halt the stock market meltdown. The government intends for brokers to...

Hong Kong's retail sales growth slowed unexpectedly in June, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Friday. The retail sales volume increased for the fifth straight month by 4.4 percent year-over-year in June, but slower than May's 4.7 percent growth, which was revised...

South Korea's business confidence is set to rise in August, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Friday. The manufacturers' business confidence index for August rose by 3 points to 70. Also, the business survey index on business conditions rose 4 points to 70 in July. On seasonally adjusted basis,...

Japan's housing starts growth accelerated sharply and construction orders rebounded in June, data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism showed Friday. Housing starts logged a double-digit growth of 16.3 percent in June, after increasing 5.8 percent in May. The annual growth...

Malaysia's producer prices declined markedly in June, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The domestic producer price index fell 6.0 percent year-over-year in June and it dropped 0.2 percent from the previous month. On a seasonally adjusted basis, producer prices edged down...

New Zealand's money supply growth accelerated in June, figures from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Friday. The broad money supply, or M3, grew 9.5 percent year-over-year to NZ$296.32 billion in May. This follows a 8.1 percent rise in May. In the same month of the previous year, money supply...

Taiwan's economy expanded at a slower-than-expected pace in the three months ended June, initial data released by the Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics revealed Friday. Gross domestic product grew an unadjusted 0.64 percent year-over-year in the second...

trade.jpg Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.5 percent increase in Q1. On a yearly basis, PPI climbed 1.1 percent after gaining 0.7 percent in the three months prior. The...

Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.5 percent increase in Q1. On a yearly basis, PPI climbed 1.1 percent after gaining 0.7 percent in the three months prior. Intermediate...

Business confidence in New Zealand tumbled further in July, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Friday, with an index score of -15.3. That's down from -2.3 in June, which had been the first negative score for the index since March 2011. "The economy is softening but far from running up...

Private sector credit in Australia was up 5.9 percent on year in June, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - below estimates for 6.0 percent and down from 6.2 percent in May. On a monthly basis, private sector credit added 0.4 percent - also below expectations for 0.5 percent, which would...

japantrade-042110.jpg Consumer prices in Japan gained 0.4 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent, although it slowed from 0.5 percent in May. On a monthly basis, inflation dipped 0.2 percent. Core inflation,...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea was up 2.3 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That handily beat expectations for a decline of 0.5 percent following the downwardly revised 1.6 percent contraction in May (originally -1.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output...

Consumer prices in Japan were up 0.4 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent, although it slowed from 0.5 percent in May. On a monthly basis, inflation dipped 0.2 percent. Core inflation,...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 2.0 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - standing at 268,652 yen. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 1.9 percent following the 4.8 percent spike in May. The average of monthly...

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