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china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector continued to expand at a slightly accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4. Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September. A score above 50...

japanindustry-032910.jpg Japan's manufacturing sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a...

China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4. Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector,...

Japan's manufacturing sector expanded at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a reading below...

Business confidence in Australia was roughly unchanged in the third quarter of 2014, the latest survey from National Australia Bank revealed on Thursday, with a score of +6 - unchanged from the previous three months. The index for business conditions moved up to +3 from +1 in the second quarter, while...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. "Higher housing-related prices...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. Housing and household utilities...

New Zealand will on Thursday release Q3 figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is expected to gain 1.2 percent on year and 0.5 percent on quarter after rising 1.6 percent on year and 0.3 percent on quarter in the previous three months. China...

The unemployment rate in Taiwan declined more than expected in September, data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Wednesday. The jobless rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 percent in September from 3.94 percent in August. Economists had expected...

trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia advanced 2.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and down from 3.0 percent in the second quarter. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for alcohol and...

Consumer prices in Australia were up 2.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and down from 3.0 percent in the second quarter. On a quarterly basis, CPI added 0.5 percent - unchanged but above forecasts...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday - remaining in the red for the 27th consecutive month. The headline figure missed forecasts for a shortfall of 780.0 billion yen following the 949.7 billion yen deficit in August. Exports...

Australia's economy slowed slightly in September, the latest survey from Westpac Bank revealed on Wednesday, easing 0.1 percent on month. That follows the 0.1 percent decline in August. In all, this month marks the eighth straight month that the index has been below trend following 13 consecutive months above trend.

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 780.0 billion yen following the 949.7 billion yen deficit in August. Exports were up 6.9 percent on year, beating estimates for a gain of...

A leading economic index for Australia was down 0.2 percent on month in August, the Conference Board said on Wednesday, following the 0.5 percent gain in July. Among the individual components of the survey, yield spread, sales to inventories ratio and money supply were higher, while share prices were...