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Eurozone economic sentiment and German consumer prices are some of the important economic data scheduled for release on Wednesday. At 5 am ET, the European Commission is scheduled to release its business sentiment report for the eurozone. The economic sentiment index is estimated to edge down to 101.9...

Confidence among entrepreneurs in South Korea continued to recede for the the third straight month in July, data based on a survey by the Bank of Korea showed Wednesday. The business conditions index for the manufacturing sector fell to 74 in July from 77 in the previous month. In May, the score was...

China's consumer sentiment increased in July, results of a survey by MNI and Westpac showed Wednesday. The Westpac-MNI consumer sentiment index rose to 114.8 in July from 112.6 in June. However, consumer confidence still remained lower than the long-term average, the survey showed.

japanindustry-032910.jpg Industrial output in Japan was down 3.3 percent on month in June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Wednesday. That was well shy of forecasts for a decline of 1.2 percent following the 0.7 percent increase in May. On a yearly basis, industrial production added 3.2 percent - also...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial output in South Korea climbed a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations following the downwardly revised 2.8 percent decline in May (originally -2.7 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output added 0.6...

newzea-retail-012111.jpg The total number of building consents issued in New Zealand gained a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent on month in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - coming in at 1,950. That follows the 4.6 percent decline in May. Excluding permits for apartment construction (which totaled 197), building...

Industrial output in Japan dipped 3.3 percent on month in June, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Wednesday. That was well shy of forecasts for a decline of 1.2 percent following the 0.7 percent increase in May. On a yearly basis, industrial production added 3.2 percent - also...

Industrial production in South Korea jumped a seasonally adjusted 2.9 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations following the downwardly revised 2.8 percent decline in May (originally -2.7 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output added...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent on month in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - coming in at 1,950. That follows the 4.6 percent decline in May. Excluding permits for apartment construction (which totaled 197), building...

Japan will on Wednesday see preliminary June figures for industrial production, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Output is expected to fall 1.2 percent on month but rise 5.2 percent on year. That follows the 0.7 percent monthly increase and the 1.0 percent annual gain...

consumerconfidence-072914.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved for the third consecutive month in July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in almost seven years.

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved for the third consecutive month in July, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in almost seven years.

homesales-030411_29Jul14.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas continued to increase at a slower pace in the month of May, Standard & Poor's revealed in a report released on Tuesday. The report said the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index increased at an annual rate of 9.3 percent in May compared to the 10.8 percent growth reported for April.

Inflation in the OECD area remained unchanged in June, after rising slightly in the previous month, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said Tuesday. The consumer price index rose 2.1 percent year-on-year in June, same as in the previous month. Excluding food and energy, inflation...

South Africa's unemployment rate increased in the second quarter of this year to its highest level since 2011, amid increased strike action in the manufacturing and mining sectors, figures from Statistics South Africa showed Tuesday. The unemployment rate rose to 25.5 percent in the June quarter from...