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British manufactures are concerned about skilled labor availability post-Brexit, a new report from EEF and Squire Patton Boggs revealed Monday. The recent trends showed an increase in the number of EU citizens leaving the UK since the referendum and a drop in the number of applications received from...

Hong Kong's consumer price inflation eased for the second straight month in April, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. Consumer prices climbed 1.9 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 2.6 percent rise seen in March. Netting out the effects of all Government's...

Poland's industrial production expanded at a faster-than-expected pace in April, figures from Statistics Poland showed Monday. Industrial production advanced 9.3 percent year-over-year in April, exceeding economists' forecast for a growth of 8.5 percent. Among components, manufacturing production...

Japan and Singapore renewed their bilateral swap arrangement that enable both countries to swap local currencies in exchange for US dollars from each other in times of need. In a joint statement, released Monday, the Bank of Japan and the Monetary Authority of Singapore said the financial cooperation...

swiss-may21.jpg A university in Switzerland became the first to issue course completion certificates using blockchain in an attempt to secure academic credentials from fraud. The Center for Innovative Finance (CIF) of the University of Basel partnered with the Swiss fintech startup Proxeus to create course completion certificates registered on Ethereum.

Poland's producer prices increased more than expected in April, the Central Statistical Office reported Monday. Producer prices grew 1.1 percent year-on-year in April, faster than the 0.5 percent increase seen in March. Prices were expected to climb 0.9 percent. Prices in mining and quarrying...

thailand-gdp-052118.jpg Thailand's economy expanded at the fastest pace in five years in the first quarter on exports, consumption and investment, the National Economic and Social Development Board said Monday. Gross domestic product grew 4.8 percent year-on-year, faster than the 4 percent growth seen in the fourth quarter of 2017. This was the fastest expansion logged since the first quarter of 2013.

Estonia's producer price inflation eased in April after accelerating in the previous month, data from Statistics Estonia showed Monday. Producer prices climbed 2.1 percent year-over-year in April, slower than March's 2.9 percent rise. The price index for the utility sector grew the most by 15.5...

South Korea's producer price inflation accelerated in April after remaining stable in the previous month, preliminary data from Bank of Korea showed Monday. Producer prices climbed 1.6 percent year-on-year in April, faster than March's 1.3 percent rise, which was revised down from a 1.4 percent increase...

Total credit card spending in New Zealand increased for the third straight month in April, data from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand showed Monday. Credit card spending climbed 0.6 percent month-over-month in April, following a 1.1 percent rise in March. Domestic billings grew 0.8 percent over...

Thailand's economic growth accelerated in the first quarter, the National Economic and Social Development Board said Monday. Gross domestic product expanded 4.8 percent year-on-year, faster than the 4 percent growth seen in the fourth quarter. The growth rate was forecast to remain unchanged at 4...

British households' current financial pressures softened in May, helped by a combination of lower inflation and higher income from employment this spring, survey by IHS Markit and market research company Ipsos Mori revealed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Household Finance Index, of HFI, rose to 44.7...

trade.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 625.977 billion yen in April, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - up 30.9 percent on year. The headline figure exceeded expectations for a surplus of 440.0 billion yen following the downwardly revised 797.0 billion yen surplus in March (originally 797.3...

Japan had a merchandise trade surplus of 626.0 billion yen in April, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. That exceeded expectations for a surplus of 440.0 billion yen following the downwardly revised 797.0 billion yen surplus in March (originally 797.3 billion yen). Exports were up 7.8 percent...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg The total volume of retail sales in New Zealand added a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 1.0 percent and down from the downwardly revised 1.4 percent in the three months prior...

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