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South Korea will on Friday release an advance estimate of Q3 gross domestic product, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP was up 0.5 percent on quarter and 0.6 percent on year in the second quarter. New Zealand will provide September figures for imports, exports and trade...

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

Eurozone's consumer confidence improved unexpectedly in October after weakening in the previous four months, preliminary data from the European Commission showed Thursday. The flash consumer confidence indicator rose to -11.1 from a seven-month low of -11.4 in September. Economists had forecast a...

Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

joblessclaims-102314.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

UKRetailSales-102314.jpg U.K. retail sales declined more-than-expected in September, driven by a sharp contraction in clothing sales. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in September from a month ago, when it rose 0.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. This was the first drop in four months. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent drop for September. Food sales recovered in September.

EurozonePM-102314.jpg The private sector in the eurozone logged a marginal upturn in October helped by an improvement in Germany, while France moved deeper into contraction, flash data from Markit Economics revealed Thursday. The headline flash Markit composite output index rose to 52.2 in October from a 10-month low of 52 in September. The score was forecast to fall to 51.5.

Turkey's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, in line with economists' expectations, and signaled that policy is likely to remain tight until significant improvement is witnessed in inflation outlook. The bank maintained the one-week repo rate at 8.25 percent, the overnight...

Poland's unemployment rate declined more-than-expected in September, figures from the Central Statistical Office revealed Thursday. The registered jobless rate fell to 11.5 percent from 11.7 percent in August. Economists had forecast a figure of 11.6 percent. The rate eased for the seventh month...

Brazil's unemployment rate in September unexpectedly fell and logged the record low for that month, figures from the statistical office IBGE showed Thursday. The jobless rate dropped to 4.9 percent from 5 percent in August. Economists had forecast the rate to edge up to 5.1 percent. The 4.9...

Taiwan's commercial sales growth unexpectedly improved in September, figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Thursday. Sales of trade and food services rose 2.53 percent year-on-year after a 2.21 percent gain in the previous month. Economists were looking for a 1 percent increase. Wholesale...

U.K. manufacturers' order books showed its weakest balance since July 2013, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Thursday. The total order books fell to -6 percent in October, the lowest since July 2013, from -4 percent in September. The score was forecast...

Taiwan's industrial production grew at a faster-than-expected pace in September, led by manufacturing, figures from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed Thursday. Production rose 10.30 percent year-on-year following 6.89 percent growth in August, revised from 7.03 percent. Economists had forecast...

The Philippine central bank decided to keep its key rate unchanged on Thursday after raising it by a quarter basis point each at the previous two meetings. The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas maintained the overnight borrowing rate at 4.00 percent and the overnight lending at 6.00...