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Malaysia consumer price inflation held steady at 3.5 percent in February, data from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages advanced 3.9 percent, while clothing and footwear dipped 0.1 percent. Housing and other utility cost moved up 3.6 percent and...

Japan's industrial production declined as estimated in February, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Wednesday. Industrial production was down 2.3 percent month-on-month in February, in line with preliminary estimate. On a yearly basis, output plunged 7 percent. The...

chinatrade-041111.jpg China's gross domestic product gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That topped expectations for 7.3 percent following the 7.7 percent gain in the previous three months. Among the sub-industries, primary industry added 3.5 percent on year, while secondary industry jumped 7.3 percent and tertiary industry climbed 7.8 percent.

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter of 2014, the government said on Wednesday. That topped expectations for 7.3 percent following the 7.7 percent gain in the previous three months. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, GDP added 1.4 percent - shy...

A leading index for Australia's economy was basically unchanged in March, the latest survey from Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute revealed on Wednesday - showing a score of 98.38. That's barely lower than the 98.41 in February, which saw a 0.1 percent contraction. The index also remains below...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand gained 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was shy of forecasts for 0.5 percent, and it accelerated from the 0.1 percent gain in the previous three months. Cigarette and tobacco prices were responsible...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was shy of forecasts for 0.5 percent, and it accelerated from the 0.1 percent gain in the previous three months. Cigarette and tobacco prices were responsible...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Wednesday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q1 numbers for GDP, as well as March data for industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment. Gross domestic product is expected to rise 7.3 percent on...

India's wholesale prices-based inflation (WPI) accelerated to a three-month high of 5.7 percent in March, driven mainly by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. Economists expected the index to rise 5.3 percent. Food prices climbed 9.9 percent in the month, faster than the...

Sales of new private homes in Singapore plunged in March, figures from the Urban Redevelopment Authority revealed Tuesday. New private home sales tumbled 83 percent year-on-year to 480 units. In the same month last year, developers were able to sell 2,793 units. Month-on-month, sales declined...

Singapore's retail sales increased in February, following a modest gain in the prior month, data from the Department of Statistics Singapore showed Tuesday. That said, sales declined significantly from a year ago, mainly due to the Chinese New Year holiday, the agency added. Retail sales, at current...

A measure of the economic outlook for South Korea rose in February, after falling for two consecutive months, mainly driven by machinery order growth, the Conference Board said Tuesday. The think tank's leading economic index for South Korea rose 0.1 percent, following a revised 1.1 percent decline...

New loans made by Chinese banks grew in March, while money supply growth eased, data from the People's Bank of China showed Tuesday. New bank loans rose to CNY 1.05 trillion from CNY 644.5 trillion in February. Economists had forecast a lending figure of CNY 1 trillion. Further, the report showed...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on April 1, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low 2.50 percent. Singapore will release retail sales...

Singapore-MAS-041414.jpg Singapore central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged on Monday amid a slowdown in economic growth and rising concerns about inflationary pressures. As widely expected by economists, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said it will maintain the modest and gradual appreciation path of the S$NEER policy band, with no change to its slope, width, and the level at which it was centred.