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Singapore will on Monday release April figures for producer prices, highlighting a very light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices were down 0.8 percent on month and up 3.8 percent on year in March. Also, the markets in China and Taiwan are closed on Monday in observance of the...

Sweden's economic growth is likely to pick up pace in the coming months of 2017, despite a decline in the recent economic tendency indicator, Stephen Brown, an economist at Capital Economics, said this week. Official data from the National Institute of Economic Research released on Wednesday showed...

Consumer-052617.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. was virtually unchanged in May, according to revised data released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The University of Michigan said the consumer sentiment index for May was downwardly revised to 97.1 from a preliminary reading of 97.7.

GDP-052617.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed that the U.S. economy grew by much more than initially estimated in the first three months of the year. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product climbed by 1.2 percent in the first quarter.

DurableGoodsOrders-052617.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods pulled back by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said durable goods orders slid by 0.7 percent in April after jumping by an upwardly revised 2.3 percent in March.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed that the U.S. economy grew by much more than initially estimated in the first three months of the year.

New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods pulled back by less than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Brazil's producer prices decreased in April after rising in the previous month, preliminary data from the statistical office IBGE showed Friday. Producer prices fell 0.12 percent from March, when they rose 0.06 percent. Prices for capital gods grew 0.09 percent and those for consumer goods increased...

Taiwan-GDP-052617.jpg Taiwan's economy is set to expand at the fastest pace in three years in 2017 on improving global outlook, projections from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday. The agency raised the growth forecast for this year to 2.05 percent from 1.92 percent estimated in February. This would be the fastest rate since 2014, when GDP grew 4.02 percent.

The Ukraine economy continues to recover but decisive implementation of structural reforms are critical to achieve stronger growth, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Ron van Rooden, said Friday. The IMF mission visited Kiev during May 16-26, to initiate discussions on the fourth...

Singapore's economic growth is likely to improve in the coming quarters of this year supported by healthy export demand, Krystal Tan, an economist at Capital Economics, said Thursday. Official data released earlier this week showed that GDP expanded 2.7 percent yearly in the first quarter, slightly...

Lithuania's retail sales growth moderated for the third straight month in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Retail sales, excluding VAT, rose a working-day-adjusted 4.5 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 6.8 percent growth in March. On an unadjusted basis,...

Confidence among Germany's exporters was the highest in nearly three-and-a-half years in May as exports continue to rise, results of a study by Ifo showed Friday. The Ifo Export Expectations Index rose to 14.7 balance points in May from 13.8 balance points in April, marking the highest level since...

Italy's consumer confidence weakened in May to the lowest level in nearly two-and-a-half years, survey figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The consumer confidence index fell to 105.4 in May from 107.4 in April. Economist had expected the index to drop marginally to 107.3. Moreover,...

Taiwan's economy continued to expand in the first quarter, the latest preliminary estimate from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS) showed Friday. Real gross domestic product grew 2.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter, which was the fourth straight quarter...

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