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The leading index for Japan, which measures the future economic activity, increased in June instead of a stable reading reported initially, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Wednesday. The leading index rose to 99.2 in June from 98.4 in the previous month. The June figure was revised up...

The leading index for Malaysia, which measures the future economic activity, increased for the second straight month in June, survey figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. The leading index rose to 117.3 in June from 116.4 in the previous month. The latest reading was the highest...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation eased further in July, in line with expectations, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 1.1 percent year-over-year in July, slower than the 1.6 percent climb in the previous month. The figure also matched consensus...

trade.jpg The total value of construction work done in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - standing at A$47.419 billion. That missed forecasts for a decline of 2.0 percent following the 2.6 percent...

The total value of construction work done in Australia tumbled a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$47.419 billion. That missed forecasts for a decline of 2.0 percent following the 2.6 percent...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$433 million in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - or 11 percent of exports. The headline figure missed forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$325 million following the downwardly revised surplus of NZ$110 million in June (originally NZ$127...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$433 million in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$325 million following the downwardly revised surplus of NZ$110 million in June (originally NZ$127 million). Exports were worth NZ$3.96 billion,...

New Zealand will on Wednesday release July figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to be worth NZ$4.45 billion, up from NZ$4.13 billion in June. Exports are pegged at NZ$4.07 billion, down from NZ$4.26 billion....

The Bank of Japan may use financial technology, or FinTech, to its operations in future as its influence on payments, settlements and financial services keeps growing and stimulates economic activities, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said Tuesday. "The Bank of Japan is ready to lead research and analysis...

Singapore's consumer prices decreased at a stable pace in July, in line with expectations, figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Tuesday. The consumer price index dropped 0.7 percent year-over-year in July, the same rate of decline as in June. The figure also matched consensus estimate. Core...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract in August, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Tuesday with a manufacturing PMI score of 49.6. That's up from 49.3 in July, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

Japan will on Tuesday see preliminary August results for the manufacturing PMI from Nikkei, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In July, the index had a score of 49.3 - beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Singapore will release...

S&P Global Ratings maintained the sovereign ratings of Hong Kong with negative outlook on Monday. The rating agency affirmed the sovereign ratings of Hong Kong at 'AAA' citing sizable fiscal reserves, strong external position and above-average economic growth. The negative outlook on the long-term...

Hong Kong's consumer price inflation eased for the fifth consecutive month in July to the lowest level in eight months, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The consumer price index rose 2.3 percent year-over-year in July, slightly slower than the 2.4 percent climb in June....

Taiwan's export orders continued to decline in July, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Monday. Export orders slid 3.4 percent year-on-year in July, faster than the 2.4 percent drop in June. It was also bigger than the 1.5 percent fall expected by economists. Orders have been falling since...

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