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Singapore's industrial production growth eased at a slower-than-expected pace in April, preliminary data from the Economic Development Board showed Friday. Industrial production climbed climbed 6.7 percent year-over-year in April, well below the 11.0 percent spike in March, which was revised up from...

Mexico's foreign trade balance turned to a surplus in April from a deficit in the previous year, as exports rose and imports fell,figures from the statistical office INEGI showed Thursday. The trade balance showed a surplus of $617 million in April versus a deficit of $2.1 billion in the corresponding...

japanexports-112510.jpg Overall consumer prices in Japan gained 0.4 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in March. Core consumer prices were up 0.3 percent on year - shy of forecasts for 0.4 percent and...

Overall consumer prices in Japan were up 0.4 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in March. Core consumer prices were up 0.3 percent on year - shy of forecasts for 0.4 percent and...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.7 percent on year in April, the Bank of Japan said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent, and was down from 0.8 percent in March. On a monthly basis, producer prices dipped 0.2 percent after jumping 0.6 percent in the previous...

Consumer sentiment in South Korea surged in May, the Bank of Korea said on Friday with an index score of 108.0 - up from 101.2 in April. Sentiment regarding current living standards and their future outlook were two and five points higher respectively than in the month before, at 92 and 103. Consumer...

South Africa's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday for seventh successive policy session, citing high levels of uncertainty and risks to the outlook, as it lowered the growth forecasts for this year and next. The Monetary Policy Committee of the South African Reserve Bank...

JoblessClaims-052517.jpg A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed a slight uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 20th. The report said initial jobless claims inched up to 234,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised level of 233,000.

A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed a slight uptick in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended May 20th.

UK-GDP-052517.jpg UK's economic growth eased more than previously estimated in the first quarter due to the downward revisions to services and production. Gross domestic product grew 0.2 percent sequentially in the first quarter instead of 0.3 percent estimated on April 28, the second estimates from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday.

The Bank of Korea is likely to hold its key rate throughout this year and in 2018, Krystal Tan, an economist at Capital Economics, said Wednesday. The bank kept its key rate at 1.25 percent earlier on Wednesday, extending the stance seen since a quarter-point cut in June last year. The decision was...

Malta's producer prices decreased for the seventh consecutive month in April, figures from the National Statistics Office showed Thursday. The producer price index fell 1.8 percent year-over-year in April, faster than the 0.89 percent drop in March. This was mainly to a decline of 3.56 percent in...

Bulgaria's money supply growth moderated in April, figures from the Bulgarian National Bank showed Thursday. M3, the broad measure of money supply, climbed 7.6 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 8.5 percent spike in March. Similarly, the annual growth in the narrow measure, M1, eased...

South Africa's producer price inflation eased at a faster-than-expected pace in April to the lowest level in almost one-and-a-half years, figures from Statistics South Africa showed Thursday. Producer prices for manufactured goods climbed 4.6 percent year-over-year in April, slower than the 5.2 percent...

Italy's industrial orders decreased in March after rebounding in the previous month, data from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday. Industrial orders fell a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent month-over-month in March, reversing a 5.2 percent rise in February. Export orders dropped sharply...

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