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Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens said the banking industry should build a payments infrastructure that is efficient, open to competition and that will support innovation into the future. The New Payments Platform can be expected to lead to further growth in electronic payments and...

EconomisPreview-102314.jpg Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from Eurozone and retail sales from the U.K. are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

Singapore inflation slowed for the fourth consecutive month to a 7-month low in September, on account of decreases in accommodation and road transport cost. Inflation eased to 0.6 percent from 0.9 percent in August, figures from the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed Thursday. This was the lowest...

U.K. car production declined in September due to a planned re-tooling for model changes, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said Thursday. However, car manufacturing recorded its best year-to-date performance since 2008, the industry body said. Output totaling 137,068 units in September...

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector continued to expand at a slightly accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4. Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September. A score above 50...

japanindustry-032910.jpg Japan's manufacturing sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a...

China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4. Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector,...

Japan's manufacturing sector expanded at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a reading below...

Business confidence in Australia was roughly unchanged in the third quarter of 2014, the latest survey from National Australia Bank revealed on Thursday, with a score of +6 - unchanged from the previous three months. The index for business conditions moved up to +3 from +1 in the second quarter, while...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. "Higher housing-related prices...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. Housing and household utilities...

New Zealand will on Thursday release Q3 figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is expected to gain 1.2 percent on year and 0.5 percent on quarter after rising 1.6 percent on year and 0.3 percent on quarter in the previous three months. China...

CPI-102214.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

Ireland's house price inflation accelerated for a sixth straight month in September, figures from the Ireland Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. The residential property price index rose 15 percent year-on-year following 14.9 percent increase in August. House prices have been rising since...