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unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded forecasts for 5.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 13,500 jobs, topping expectations...

Consumer confidence in New Zealand spiked in January, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Thursday as its index jumped 3.4 percent to a score of 128.7. That follows the 2.1 percent decline in December to 124.5, and the January reading marks a 21-month high. Confidence is higher on good...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.8 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded forecasts for 5.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 13,500 jobs, topping...

The inflation forecast for Australia surged in January, the latest survey from the Melbourne Institute showed on Thursday, spiking 4.3 percent. That follows the 3.4 percent forecast in December, and it marks the highest reading since coming in at 4.4 percent in May 2014. A rebound in commodity...

The house price balance in the United Kingdom was down in December, the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed on Thursday with a seasonally adjusted reading of 24 percent. That was shy of expectations for 30 percent following the downwardly revised 29 percent reading...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of building permits in New Zealand issued in November fell a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent on month in November, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - standing at 2,973. That followed the 2.0 percent increase in October, and it marked the most for any month since March 2005,...

The total number of building permits in New Zealand issued in November was down a seasonally adjusted 9.2 percent on month in November, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 2,973. That followed the 2.0 percent increase in October. On a yearly basis, building permits surged 13.0...

Australia will on Thursday release unemployment figures for December, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.7 percent, with the addition of 10,000 jobs expected following the gain of 39,100 in November. The participation rate is...

Producer prices in South Korea advanced 0.8 percent on month in December, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday - following the 0.4 percent gain in November. Individually, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products jumped 1.5 percent, while manufacturing products also gained 1.5 percent, utilities...

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she expects rates to rise 'a few times a year' until end of 2019. While the Fed is close to its dual mandate of full employment and price stability, she cannot project the specific timing of another rate hike, Yellen told the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco,...

Economic growth continued at modest pace across most of the United States, but several districts report disappointing sales over holidays, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book said Wednesday. In a sign of changing consumer habits, reports in more than one District suggested that growth in e-commerce had...

NAHB-011817.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. saw a modest pullback in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Wednesday. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index dipped to 67 in January after jumping to 69 in December.

IndustrialProduction-011817.jpg After reporting a drop in U.S. industrial production in the previous month, the Federal Reserve released a report on Wednesday showing that production rebounded strongly in the month of December. The Fed said industrial production climbed by 0.8 percent in December after slumping by a revised 0.7 percent in November.

CPI-011817.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose by 0.3 percent in December after edging up by 0.2 percent in November.

Consumer prices in the U.S. increased in line with economist estimates in the month of December, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday.

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