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japanexports-112510.jpg Overall inflation for the Tokyo region, considered a leading indicator for the nationwide trend, spiked 2.9 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was slightly below expectations for 3.0 percent but up sharply from 1.3 percent in March -...

Nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 1.6 percent on year in March, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with expectations and up from 1.5 percent in February. Core CPI, which strips out the volatile costs of food, added an annual 1.3 percent - unchanged...

Japan will on Friday release March numbers for consumer prices, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide CPI is expected to hold steady at 1.5 percent, while core inflation is tipped to rise to 1.4 percent from 1.3 percent in February. Consumer prices in Tokyo...

Georgia's foreign trade deficit for the first quarter widened from a year ago, preliminary figures from the National Statistics Office of Georgia showed Thursday. The foreign trade deficit increased to $1.131 billion in the first quarter from $1.014 billion in the same period last year. Exports grew...

China's leading economic index was up 1.2 percent on month in March, the Conference Board said on Thursday. That's up from the 0.9 percent increase in February and the 0.3 percent gain in January. The coincident index added 1.1 percent in March - up from the flat reading in February and the 1.3...

An index measuring corporate service prices in Japan was up 0.7 percent on year in March, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday, standing at 97.1. The headline figure was in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices were up 0.6 percent - accelerating...

skgdp-042610.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 0.9 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's advance estimate. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.8 percent, and it was unchanged from the previous quarter. Real gross domestic income increased by 0.7...

South Korea's gross domestic product was up 0.9 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's advance estimate. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.8 percent, and it was unchanged from the previous quarter. Real gross domestic income increased by 0.7...

South Korea will on Thursday release preliminary numbers for Q1 gross domestic product, highlighting a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to rise 0.8 percent on quarter and 3.9 percent on year - accelerating from 0.9 percent on quarter and 3.7 percent on year in the fourth...

Taiwan's commercial sales growth slowed for a third consecutive month in March, figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Wednesday. Sales in trade and food services grew 1.49 percent year-on-year, after a 2.02 percent rise in February, revised from 2.06 percent. Economists had forecast...

Taiwan's industrial output increased for the second consecutive month in March, preliminary figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Wednesday. Industrial production advanced 3.05 percent year-on-year in March, but was slower than February's 6.83 percent gain, revised from 7 percent. The...

BankofThailand-042314.jpg Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, after trimming it in the previous month amid the lingering political impasse. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand voted 6-1 to leave the main policy rate unchanged at 2 percent, which is the lowest level since December 2010. The decision was in line with economists' expectations.

Singapore's consumer price inflation rose more than expected in March from a 4-year low, data showed Wednesday. Inflation increased sharply to 1.2 percent in March from a 4-year low rate of 0.4 percent in February, figures from the Department of Statistics Singapore revealed. Economists had forecast...

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said inflation may exceed the official estimate in the fiscal year ended March.

newzea-retail-012111.jpg Total credit card spending in New Zealand jumped a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in March, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Wednesday - coming in at NZ$3.062 billion. That was up sharply from the upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in February (originally 0.3 percent). Domestic...