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The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on November 6, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at a record low of 1.50 percent for the 26th consecutive meeting....

nahb-111918.jpg Reflecting growing affordability concerns, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Monday showing a sharp drop in U.S. homebuilder confidence in the month of November. The report said the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index plunged to 60 in November.

ukinflation-aug15_19nov18.jpg Confidence among British businesses sunk to its lowest level in nine years during the third quarter and households' assessment of their financial conditions dropped to a five-month low, amid the lingering political uncertainty over Brexit, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Monday.

Eurozone construction output increased in September after declining in the previous month, but the pace of growth nearly halved sequentially in the third quarter, figures from Eurostat showed on Monday. Construction output grew 2 percent from August, when it declined 0.6 percent, revised from 0.5...

UK house prices declined sharply in November at the fastest monthly pace in seven years, figures from the property market data website Rightmove showed on Monday. Average asking prices dropped GBP 5,222 or 1.7 percent month-on-month to GBP 302,023 in November. That was biggest November drop since...

Eurozone's current account surplus decreased in September, figures from the European Central Bank showed on Monday. The current account surplus fell to EUR 17 billion from EUR 24 billion in August. In the same month last year, the surplus was EUR 40 billion. The goods trade surplus decreased...

Turkey's retail sales volume declined for the first time in over one-and-a-half years in September, preliminary data from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Monday. The retail sales volume dropped a calendar adjusted 3.4 percent year-on-year following a 1.5 percent increase in August. The...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 449.3 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 70.0 billion yen following the 131,3 billion yen surplus in September. Exports were up 8.2 percent on year, shy of expectations for an increase...

The input producer price index climbed 1.4 percent on quarter, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - up from 1.0 percent in the previous three months. The output producer price index advanced 1.5 percent on quarter, accelerating from 0.9 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, PPIU...

Japan will on Monday release October figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to climb 14.1 percent on year after rising 7.0 percent in September. Exports are called higher by an annual 8.9 percent after dipping...

industrial-production-111618.jpg Industrial production in the U.S. increased marginally in October, falling short of expectations, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve on Friday.

preview3_16nov18.jpg Hong Kong's economic growth slowed sharply in the third quarter on weaker consumption, figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 2.9 percent year-on-year following a 3.5 percent expansion in the second quarter. The latest pace of growth was the slowest since 2016.

ecb-dragi-030817_16nov18.jpg Eurozone's growth would continue at a gradual pace, but there was a chance that core inflation may be slow in picking up in future, if uncertainty regarding the economic situation persisted, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi warned on Friday. "There is certainly no reason why the expansion in the euro area should abruptly come to an end," Draghi said in a speech.

Eurozone inflation accelerated in October at the fastest pace in almost six years, as estimated initially, final figures from Eurostat showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.2 percent year-on-year after a 2.1 percent increase in September. Inflation was the highest since December 2012. Inflation...

Germany's wholesale prices climbed at a faster pace in October, data from Destatis revealed Friday. Wholesale price inflation improved to 4 percent from 3.5 percent in the previous month. The wholesale price growth in October was largely influenced by a 24.1 percent increase in solid fuels and...

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