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Japan's leading index increased slightly in February instead of a decline reported earlier, latest figures from the Cabinet Office showed Monday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, rose to 104.8 in February from 104.7 in January, revised from 104.9. The preliminary reading...

Taiwan's unemployment rate increased slightly in March after falling in the previous month, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics, or DGBAS, showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged up to 3.84 percent in March from 3.83 percent in February. The number of...

The average asking price for houses in the United Kingdom was up 1.1 percent on month in April, property tracker Rightmove said on Monday - checking in at a record 313,655 pounds. That follows the 1.3 percent increase in March. On a yearly basis, house prices gained 2.2 percent, easing slightly...

Japan will on Monday see final February figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The previous reading for the leading index was 104.4, while the coincident was at 115.5. Singapore will release consumer price data for March; in...

existhomesales-042117.jpg After reporting a bigger than expected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Friday showing that existing home sales rebounded to their highest level in ten years in March.

EurozonePMI-042117.jpg Eurozone private sector grew at the fastest pace in six years in April as firms boosted operating capacity to meet buoyant demand amid widespread optimism about future prospects despite political uncertainties. For the first time since 2012, growth in France surpassed Germany's expansion as output and new order growth softened in the latter.

UK-RetailSales-042117.jpg UK retail sales logged their biggest quarterly decline in seven years as high inflation curbed consumer spending at the start of the year. The retail sales volume decreased 1.4 percent sequentially in the first quarter, the most since early 2010, data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Friday. Sales had increased 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Indonesia's central bank is unlikely to cut interest rates over the coming months of 2017, despite a relatively poor growth outlook, Gareth Leather, an economist at Capital Economics, said. Bank Indonesia on Thursday retained the key interest rate at 4.75 percent for the sixth consecutive month in...

The current monetary policy stance is clearly accommodative and if interest rates would be raised in future, the tightening path may be limited and gradual, Bank of England policymaker Michael Saunders said Friday. "A modest rise in rates would still imply that considerable stimulus remains in place,...

Lithuania's industrial production expanded in March from a year ago, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial production grew a working-day-adjusted 4.6 percent year-over-year in March. On an unadjusted basis, production advanced 5.8 percent. Among sectors, manufacturing...

Italy's current account surplus in February decreased from the same month a year ago, figures from the Bank of Italy showed Friday. The current account surplus declined to EUR 1.19 billion from EUR 1.63 billion in the same month last year. The surplus in the goods trade account fell to EUR 3.65...

Croatia's unemployment rate decreased for the second straight month in March, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. The registered jobless rate dropped to 14.4 percent in March from 15.3 percent in the preceding month. Moreover, the latest jobless rate was the lowest since...

Ireland's factory gate prices increased for the fourth consecutive month in March, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Friday. The manufacturing industries output price index, excluding VAT, rose 2.1 percent year-over-year in March, slower than the 2.4 percent climb in February. The...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate decreased unexpectedly in the three months ended March, though marginally, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 3.2 percent in the January to March period from 3.3 percent in the December...

The euro area current account surplus increased to a record high in February, figures from the European Central Bank showed Friday. The current account surplus surged to a seasonally adjusted EUR 37.9 billion in February from EUR 26.1 billion in January. This was the highest surplus since the formation...

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