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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.

boj-013117_23jan19.jpg The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday, but downgraded the inflation forecasts, primarily driven by a sharp fall in oil prices. The Policy Board of the BoJ voted 7-2 to purchase government bonds so that the yield of 10-year JGBs will remain at around zero percent. The board maintained interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the bank.

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 55.286 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed expectations for a deficit of 35.3 billion yen following the 737.7 billion yen shortfall in November. Exports were down 3.8 percent on year to 7.023 trillion yen - shy...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 55.286 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed expectations for a deficit of 35.3 billion yen following the 737.7 billion yen shortfall in November. Exports were down 3.8 percent on year to 7.023 trillion yen -...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand climbed an unadjusted 0.1 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That beat expectations for a flat reading following the 0.9 percent quarterly increase in the three months prior. Food prices fell 1.3 percent, influenced...

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