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newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded 0.5 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations and down from 0.6 percent in the three month prior. "The service industries continue to show growth, led by business...

New Zealand's gross domestic product was up 0.5 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations and down from 0.6 percent in the three month prior. On a yearly basis, GDP was up 2.7 percent - again matching forecasts...

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.2 percent on month in May, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday - up from 0.1 percent in April. Individually, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products tumbled 0.9 percent on month, while manufacturing products were up 0.4 percent, utilities added...

New Zealand will on Thursday see Q1 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to expand 0.5 percent on quarter and 2.7 percent on year, slowing from 0.6 percent on quarter and 2.9 percent on year in the three months prior. Japan...

philipianbank-june20.jpg The Philippine central bank on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate for the second straight month as inflation remains above the target. The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, led by Governor Nestor Espenilla, raised the key interest rate, which is the overnight reverse repurchase rate, by 25 basis points to 3.50 percent.

The Philippine central bank raised its benchmark interest rate for a second time this year as inflation expectations remained elevated. The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, led by Governor Nestor Espenilla, on Wednesday, raised the key interest rate, which is the overnight reverse...

Thailand's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, as widely expected. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Thailand voted 5-1 to maintain the policy rate at 1.50 percent. One member voted to raise the policy rate by 0.25 percentage point to 1.75 percent. One member...

Australia's leading index signaled slower growth over the second half of 2018, data from Westpac showed Wednesday. The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Leading Index, which indicates the likely pace of economic activity relative to trend three to nine months into the future, dropped to +0.11 percent in...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation accelerated in May, in line with expectations, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Wednesday. Consumer prices climbed 1.8 percent year-over-year in May, faster than the 1.4 percent rise in April. Core consumer prices rose 1.5 percent in May from...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted an unadjusted current account surplus of NZ$182 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$50 million following the NZ$2.745 billion deficit in the previous three months. The GDP ratio was -2.8 percent...

New Zealand had an unadjusted current account surplus of NZ$182 million in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$50 million following the NZ$2.745 billion deficit in the previous three months. The GDP ratio was -2.8 percent...

Consumer confidence in New Zealand continued to be positive in the second quarter of 2018, although it slowed somewhat, the latest survey from Westpac Bank showed on Wednesday with an index score of 108.6. That's down from 111.2 in the three months prior, although it remains well above the line of...

The Bank of Japan will on Wednesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on April 26-27. Highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the BoJ voted to hold its target of raising the amount of outstanding JGB holdings at an annual pace of about JPY 80...

kerala-june19.jpg The Government of Kerala, the southernmost state of India, has launched a project to use the Blockchain technology to make food supply and distribution network more efficient. The new project, which will be implemented through the Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council or K-DISC, will also use blockchain for its crop insurance scheme.

cryptos-june19.jpg Bitcoin and its peers managed to sustain the upward momentum they gained over the past few hours and are firmly in the green Tuesday morning. The cryptomarket capitalization recovered strongly on Monday and is at $293.41 billion around 9.15 am ET. Here is a wrap of the main news from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world over the past 24 hours.

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