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foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial output in South Korea advanced a seasonally adjusted 2.6 percent on year in February, Statistics Korea said on Tuesday. That topped expectations for a gain of 0.8 percent following the downwardly revised 3.8 percent decline in January. On a yearly basis, industrial production tumbled...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand tumbled a seasonally adjusted 6.3 percent on month in February, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - standing at 1,758. Excluding apartments, the number of building permits dipped 1.4 percent to 1,598. Permits were issued for 160 apartments,...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand was down a seasonally adjusted 6.3 percent on month in February, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - standing at 1,758. Excluding apartments, the number of building permits dipped 1.4 percent to 1,598. Permits were issued for 160 apartments,...

Thailand will on Tuesday release February numbers for imports, exports, trade balance and current account, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. In January, imports were down 14.8 percent, while exports were down 2.6 percent, the trade balance was a surplus of $1.392 billion...

pendingHomeSales-033015.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. increased by much more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Monday, with pending sales jumping to their highest level in twenty months.

China on Monday relaxed rules on downpayment requirements and housing tax for home buyers, as policymakers try to revive momentum in the slowing property market that poses risks to overall economic growth. The People's Bank of China said on its website that the minimum downpayment requirement for...

personalincome-030315.jpg Personal income in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, although the report also showed that personal spending rose by less than anticipated.

Personal income in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of February, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday, although the report also showed that personal spending rose by less than anticipated.

Germany's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in March, preliminary data from the statistical office Destatis showed Monday. Consumer prices rose 0.3 percent from last year after increasing 0.1 percent in February. The annual increase came in line with expectations. In January,...

Greece's producer prices declined for the eighth straight month in February, but at a slower pace than from the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. The overall producer price index fell 4.8 percent year-over-year in February, much slower than January's 9.6...

Slovenia's import prices dropped at a slower pace in February, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Monday. The import price index fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in February, slower than previous month's 1.5 percent decline. Import prices have been falling since August...

EuroEcoConf-033015.jpg Eurozone economic sentiment rose for the fourth successive month to its highest level in nearly four years as lower oil prices, weak euro and measures of the central bank boosted confidence among firms and consumers, survey figures from the European Commission showed Monday. The economic sentiment index climbed more-than-expected to 103.9 from 102.3 in February, which was revised from 102.1.

Latvia's retail sales growth accelerated for the second straight month in February, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday. Retail sales surged a calender adjusted 9.3 percent year-over-year in February, faster than January's 7.2 percent climb. The latest rate of growth was the...

Italy's consumer confidence and business confidence climbed strongly in March, strengthening hopes of recovery in the economy, survey data from ISTAT showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 110.9 from 107.7 in February, marking its highest level since May 2002, the agency said. The index...

Portugal's industrial production declined for the fourth straight month in February, but at a slower pace, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. The industrial production index dropped 1.0 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 1.3 percent decrease. In December, production...

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