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The Bank of Japan announced its decision to leave its monetary policy unchanged in its December meeting on Friday. The bank decided by a 8-1 vote to raise the monetary base at an annual pace of about JPY 80 trillion. Also, the bank lefts its asset purchase policy unchanged. The Bank said that...

China's National Bureau of Statistics revised its 2013 GDP estimate based on results from the latest economic census. The revised GDP for 2013 was CNY 58.8 trillion. This was 3.4 percent more than the CNY 56.8 trillion estimated earlier. The primary industry and the secondary industry accounted...

New Zealand job ads declined at a slower rate in November, the results of a survey by ANZ showed Friday. Total job ads fell by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month in November following the 0.3 percent decline in October. The upward trend in the index has flattened out somewhat after...

New Zealand's credit card spending increased at a slower rate in November, data from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Friday. Total credit card billing grew 5.2 percent year-over-year in November following the 6.8 percent rise in October. On a month-over-month basis, credit card spending...

Business confidence in New Zealand tumbled in December, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Friday. The business confidence index fell to 30.4 from 31.5 in November. Business confidence is still elevated, despite dipping a tad in December, ANZ said in a statement accompanying the data. The...

Taiwan's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for the fourteenth consecutive session on Thursday. The Board of the Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan) held its key rate at 1.875 percent. The decision was in line economists' expectations. The previous change in the discount...

Indonesia's economy is forecast to sustain its solid pace of growth in 2015 despite weakening commodity prices and tightening financial conditions, an Article IV mission report from the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. The GDP growth is projected to be sustained at 5.1 percent in 2015, about...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate remained unchanged in the September to November period, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Thursday. The unemployment rate stood at a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in the September to November period, the same rate as seen in the August...

New Zealand government's economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English said Thursday. He said that the country remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world after Statistics New Zealand reported that the economy had expanded by 3.2 percent...

Philippines wholesale price inflation slowed for the sixth consecutive month in October, preliminary figures from the National Statistics Office showed Thursday. The general wholesale price index rose 1.3 percent year-on-year in October, slower than September's 1.7 percent growth. In August, prices...

Results of the 138th survey of small and medium enterprises, or SME, business conditions for Japan showed that the diffusion index declined from the previous quarter. Data from the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry revealed that the business conditions diffusion index dropped 0.7 percent quarter-over-quarter...

House prices decreased in majority of Chinese cities in November, data compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics revealed Thursday. Prices decreased month-over-month in 67 of the 70 cities surveyed by the statistical office in November. Prices remained flat in 3 cities. The biggest decline...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product jumped 1.0 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That topped forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. The growth was driven by primary industries,...

New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded 1.0 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That topped forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. On a yearly basis, GDP added 2.9 percent...

New Zealand will on Thursday provide Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to add 0.7 percent on quarter and 3.3 percent on year following the 0.7 percent quarterly growth and the 3.9 percent yearly gain in the second quarter. Hong...