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Retail sales in Australia came in flat in July, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.1 percent gain in June. Among the individual components, there were rises in food retailing...

Private capital expenditure in Australia was down 5.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$28.712 billion. That missed forecasts for a decline of 4.1 percent following the 5.2 percent contraction in the three months prior. Ona...

Retail sales in Australia came in unchanged in July, on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was shy of forecasts for an increase of 0.3 percent following the 0.1 percent gain in June. Among the individual components, there were rises in food retailing...

The manufacturing sector in China was stagnant in August, the latest survey from Caixin showed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.0. That was beneath expectations for 50.1, and it was down from 50.6 in July. It also landed squarely on the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The manufacturing sector in the Philippines continued to expand in August, although at a slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 55.3. That's down from 56.3 in July, although it remains well above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates...

The manufacturing sector in Thailand continued to contract in August, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 49.8. That's up from 49.3 in July, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

The manufacturing sector in Malaysia contracted in August, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 47.4. That's down from 48.1 in July, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The manufacturing sector in Vietnam continued to expand in August and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 52.2. That's up from 51.9 in July, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The manufacturing sector in China swung to expansion in August, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.4. That beat forecasts for 49.9, which would have been unchanged from the July reading. It also moved above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates...

The manufacturing sector in Indonesia turned to expansion in August, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.4. That's up from 48.4 in July, and it moves above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually, there...

The manufacturing sector in South Korea swung to contraction in August, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a one-year low manufacturing PMI score of 48.6. That's down from 50.1 in July, and it falls beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The manufacturing sector in Taiwan continued to expand in August and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Nikkei showed on Thursday with an 18-month high manufacturing PMI score of 51.8. That's up from 51.0 in July, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract in August, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 49.5. That's up from 49.3 in July, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

Capital spending excluding software in Japan was up 3.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That missed expectations for an increase of 5.5 percent following the 4.3 percent increase in the previous three months. Company profits plummeted...

The manufacturing sector in Australia turned sharply to contraction in August, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group revealed on Thursday with a Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 46.9. That's down dramatically from 56.4 in July. It also moves firmly beneath the boom-or-bust...

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