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trade.jpg Australia had a merchandise trade deficit of A$787 million in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$800 million following the upwardly revised A$1,075 million deficit in July (originally A$-1,395 million. Exports were down 2.0 percent...

Australia had a merchandise trade deficit of A$787 million in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$800 million following the upwardly revised A$1,075 million deficit in July (originally A$-1,395 million. Exports were down 2.0 percent...

The total number of building approvals issued in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent on month in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, coming in at 16,810. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.0 percent following the 2.5 percent gain in July. On a yearly...

The monetary base in Japan surged 35.3 percent on year to 245.816 trillion yen in September, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday, after soaring 40.5 percent in August. Banknotes in circulation added 3.5 percent on year, while coins in circulation collected an annual 0.9 percent - both unchanged from...

Australia will on Thursday release a raft of data on Thursday, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic news. On tap are August numbers for import, exports and trade balance, new home sales and building approvals. The Reserve Bank of Australia also will give its annual report. The trade...

ConstructionSpending-100114.jpg With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

ISM-Manufacturing-100114.jpg Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

Brazil's manufacturing sector contracted in September, following expansion in the previous month, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector declined to 49.3 from a five-month high of 50.2 in August. A score below 50 suggests...

ADPChart-100114.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

South Africa's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time since March 2014, a survey conducted by the Bureau for Economic Research in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index rose by 1.7 points...

The Czech economy expanded 0.3 percent in the second quarter from prior quarter instead of flat performance as initially reported, a new estimate published by the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday. On a yearly basis, gross domestic product increased by 2.5 percent, versus prior estimate of...

Iceland central bank kept its key rate unchanged as inflation is set to be lower than projected last month. The Monetary Policy Committee of Sedlabanki maintained the seven-day collateral lending rate at 6 percent. The rate was changed previously in November 2012, when it was a quarter-point higher. Policymakers...