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South Korea had an unadjusted current account surplus of $6.94 billion in January, the Bank of Korea said on Monday. That follows the downwardly revised $7.02 billion surplus in December (originally $7.66 billion). The goods account surplus narrowed to $7.09 billion from $8.32 billion in the previous...

Industrial output in South Korea was down a seasonally adjusted 3.7 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Monday. That missed forecasts for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 3.0 percent gain in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production climbed 1.8 percent - beating...

Australia's manufacturing sector contracted at an accelerated pace in February, the Australian Industry Group said on Monday with a seasonally adjusted purchasing manager's index score of 45.4. That was down sharply from the 49.0 reading in January, and it moved further beneath the boom-or-bust line...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's merchandise terms of trade slipped 1.9 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - falling for the second straight quarter after six consecutive quarters of gain. That beat expectations for a contraction of 2.3 percent following the 4.4 percent...

New Zealand's merchandise terms of trade declined 1.9 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday. That beat expectations for a contraction of 2.3 percent following the 4.4 percent drop in the third quarter. Export prices for goods fell 1.8 percent on...

Indonesia is scheduled to release a full slate of data on Monday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are January numbers for imports, exports and trade balance, plus February figures for inflation and manufacturing PMI. Imports were worth $14.43 billion in December,...

William C. Dudley, New York Federal Reserve President today urged caution on raising interest rates, citing uncertainty about the sustainability of the U.S. economic recovery. "I do think that the real potential GDP growth rate will be lower over the medium term, held down by much slower growth of...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_27Feb15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of February, the University of Michigan revealed in a report on Friday. The report said the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for February came in at 95.4 compared to the preliminary reading of 93.6.

pendinghme-022715.jpg Pending home sales in the U.S. rebounded in the month of January, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Friday, with the increase reflecting improved buyer demand. NAR said its pending home sales index climbed 1.7 percent in January.

chicago-022715.jpg Business activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly contracted in the month of February, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Friday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer tumbled to 45.8 in February from 59.4 in January, with a reading below 50 indicating a contraction in regional business activity.

GDP-022715.jpg Economic growth slowed by even more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014, according to a revised report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said U.S. gross domestic product increased by a downwardly revised 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

Latvia's economy grew at a faster pace than estimated earlier during the fourth quarter of 2014, latest data from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Friday. Gross domestic product increased an unadjusted 2.1 percent year-on-year, which was faster than the 1.9 percent reported earlier. Seasonally...

Economic growth slowed by even more than previously estimated in the final three months of 2014, according to a revised report released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Croatia's economy grew for the first time in more than three years in the final three months of 2014, preliminary figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics revealed Friday. Gross domestic product rose a non-seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent year-on-year following 0.5 percent fall in the third...

Germany's consumer prices in February rose unexpectedly from a year ago, after declining for the first time in more than five years in the previous month, preliminary data from Destatis revealed Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.1 percent year-on-year following 0.4 percent fall in January....

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