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Malaysia's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged in January for a sixth policy session in a row, saying that the economy is expected to remain on a steady growth path this year, despite downside risks. The Monetary Policy Committee decided to maintain the Overnight Policy Rate at 3.25...

France's manufacturing business confidence was unchanged in January at its lowest level in over two years, as production and export expectations and the employment outlook weakened, survey data from the statistical office INSEE showed. The confidence indicator for the manufacturing sector showed...

Norway's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for a third policy session in a row, in line with expectations, and reiterated that it would most likely be raised in March. The Executive Board kept the key policy rate unchanged at 0.75 percent, the Norges Bank said in a statement. The...

eurozonepmi-nov23_24jan19.jpg Eurozone private sector expanded at the weakest pace in five-and-a-half years at the start of the year, led by weaker pace of growth in both manufacturing and services, defying expectations for further improvement, preliminary survey data from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, dropped to a 66-month low of 50.7 from 51.1 in December.

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was below expectations for 5.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 21,600 jobs last month...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was below expectations for 5.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the November reading. The Australian economy added 21,600 jobs last...

The manufacturing sector in Japan fell into stagnation in December, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.0. That's down from 52.6 in December and it lands right on the line that separates expansion from contraction. Individually, exports tumbled...

Australia will on Thursday release unemployment figures for December, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.1 percent, with the addition of 18,000 jobs following the increase of 37,000 in November. The participation rate is called...

Lithuania's industrial output expanded in December, led by growth in output in the utilities sector and mining and quarrying, preliminary figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Industrial production rose by a seasonally and working-day adjusted 1.2 percent month-on-month in...

Turkey's consumer confidence eases for the second straight month in January, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index declined to 58.2 in January from 58.7 in December. The reading was the lowest in three months. The indicator measuring the...

South Africa's inflation eased in December to the lowest level in seven months, figures from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. Inflation eased to 4.5 percent in December from 5.2 percent in November. Economists had expected 4.5 percent inflation. This was the weakest inflation since...

Taiwan's industrial output fell in December, led by a slump in manufacturing, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Wednesday. Industrial output fell 1.22 percent year-on-year in December, after a rise of 2.36 percent in November. That was weaker than expected 0.35 percent. Among...

Singapore's inflation rose slightly in December, defying expectations, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Wednesday. The consumer price inflation rose to 0.5 percent in December from 0.3 percent in November. Economists had expected the rate...

Denmark consumer confidence rose for the first time in seven months in January, after a sharp fall in the previous month, survey data from Statistics Denmark showed on Wednesday. The consumer confidence index climbed to 3.9 in January from 2.9 in December. The index had been easing since July last...

ecb-102418_23jan19.jpg The European Central Bank is set to leave its interest rates and forward guidance unchanged on Thursday, after ending its massive asset purchase programme in December, as a myriad of risks including the persistent slowing of the economy, global trade tensions and the Brexit chaos mar the outlook for Eurozone growth.

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