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The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand tumbled a seasonally adjusted 10.5 percent on month in July, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - coming in at 2,811. That follows the upwardly revised 21.9 percent spike in June (originally 16.3 percent). Among the individual components,...

Japan will release a raft of data on Tuesday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are July numbers for unemployment, household spending and retail sales. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 3.1 percent, while the job-to-applicant ratio is expected to move...

PersonalIncome-082916.jpg Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The Commerce Department said personal income climbed by 0.4 percent in July after rising by 0.3 percent in June.

Personal income and spending in the U.S. rose in line with economist estimates in the month of July, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

Ireland's retail sales grew markedly in July, after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Monday. Retail sales volume surged a seasonally adjusted 12.6 percent month-over-month in July, reversing a 7.2 percent spike in June. On an annual basis,...

Greece's economy expanded in the second quarter at a slightly slower pace than estimated earlier, latest figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Monday. Gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent sequentially, which was slightly slower than the 0.3 percent estimated...

Finland's factory confidence improved marginally in August, after falling in the previous month, data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK showed Monday. The manufacturing confidence indicator rose to -10 in August from -12 in July. However, the morale was clearly weaker than its long-term...

Hong Kong's retail sales continued to decline in July, though at a slower pace than in the previous month, preliminary figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed Monday. The value of retail sales fell 7.7 percent year-over-year in July, following a 8.9 percent decrease in the preceding...

Italy's consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in over a year and business sentiment reached an 18-month low in August, preliminary data from ISTAT showed Monday. The consumer confidence index decreased to 109.2 from 111.2 in July, which was revised from 111.3. Economists had forecast a score...

Swedish retail sales declined for a second straight month in July and at the fastest pace since December last year, preliminary figures from the statistical office showed Monday. Retail sales dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent from June, when they declined 0.7 percent, data from Statistics...

Sweden's foreign trade surplus increased in July from a year earlier, though slightly, preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to SEK 0.5 billion in July from SEK 0.4 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. However, it was just below June's...

Finland's consumer confidence increased in August to the strongest level more than five years, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose to 15.7 in August from 13.1 in the previous month. The latest reading was the highest since April 2011, when it marked...

Singapore's producer prices declined at a faster pace in July, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Monday. The manufactured product price index plunged 9.1 percent year-over-year in July, which was worse than the 7.9 percent decrease in June. The measure has been falling since May 2014. The...

New home sales in Australia decreased sharply in July, after rebounding in the previous month, the Housing Industry Association said on Monday. Total home sales declined a seasonally adjusted 9.7 percent month-over-month in July, in contrast to a 8.2 percent climb in June. "New home construction...

Hong Kong will on Monday release July figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Retail sales were down 9.6 percent on year in June. Singapore will provide July numbers for producer prices; in June, producer prices were down 3.3 percent on month and 8.0...

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