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South Korea's gross domestic product gained a seasonally adjusted, annualized 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, the Bank of Korea said in Tuesday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.6 percent following the 0.5 percent gain in the first quarter. Real...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in June, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday. That was unchanged from the previous month, and it topped forecasts for an increase of 0.1 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices were flat for the second straight month. For the second quarter...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$127 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday - representing 3.0 percent of exports. The headline figure missed expectations for a surplus of NZ$150 million and was down from NZ$358 million in May. Exports came in at NZ$4.26 billion,...

South Korea's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted, annualized 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, the Bank of Korea said in Tuesday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.6 percent following the 0.5 percent gain in the first quarter. Real...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$127 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That missed expectations for a surplus of NZ$150 million and was down from NZ$358 million in May. Exports came in at NZ$4.26 billion, beating forecasts for NZ$4.22 billion and down from...

South Korea will on Tuesday release preliminary Q2 figures for gross domestic product, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to add 0.6 percent on quarter and 3.0 percent on year, up from 0.5 percent on quarter and 2.8 percent on year in the previous three months. New...

Mexico's retail sales increased in May after a decline in the previous month, figures from the statistical office INEGI showed Monday. Retail sales grew 1.2 percent from April, when they fell 0.7 percent. Economists had forecast a 0.4 percent slump. Year-on-year, retail sales grew 8.6 percent in...

UKManufacturing-072516.jpg British business confidence plunged to its lowest level in seven-and-a-half years, after the surprise "Brexit" vote, survey results from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) showed Monday. The quarterly CBI Industrial Trends survey showed that 52 percent of firms were less optimistic about the general business situation than three months ago, while 5 percent said they were more optimistic.

GermanBusinessConfidence-072516.jpg Germany's business sentiment weakened in July as the 'Brexit' vote made businesses less optimistic about their future. Nonetheless, they assessed a slight improvement in the current situation. The business climate index fell less-than-expected to 108.3 in July from 108.7 in June, survey results from the Munich-based Ifo economic institute showed Monday. The expected score was 107.5.

Brazil's consumer confidence improved further in July, survey figures from the Getulio Vargas Foundation, FGV showed Monday. The consumer confidence index rose by 5.4 points to 76.7 in July from 71.3 in the previous month. After reaching the lowest value of the series in April 2016, the index...

Luxembourg's unemployment rate held steady in June after falling slightly in the previous month, figures from the statistical office STATEC showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate came in at 6.5 percent in June, the same rate as in May. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment...

U.K. industrial orders declined further in July, the Industrial Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry showed Monday. The total order books balance dropped to -4 percent in July from -2 percent in June. The export order books declined notably to -22 percent from -14 percent in the...

Bulgaria's money supply growth quickened in June, preliminary figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Monday. M3, the broad measure of money supply, grew 8.9 percent year-over-year in May, faster than the 8.1 percent climb in the previous month. The annual growth in the narrow measure,...

Austria's production index that combines industrial production and construction output rose in May, as both components grew, figures from Statistics Austria showed Monday. The production index climbed 0.8 percent year-on-year with the industrial production component rising 0.8 percent. Construction...

Poland's unemployment rate eased for the fourth straight month in June to its lowest level in nearly eight years, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. The registered unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent from 9.1 percent in May. The figure was in line with economists' expectations. In...

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