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The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in June, albeit barely, the latest Nikkei Manufacturing PMI revealed on Wednesday, with a score of 50.1. That was up from last month's preliminary reading of 49.9, although it was down significantly from 50.9 in May. The index also remained...

The total number of building approvals in Australia issued in May was up a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent on month in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at 19,414. That beat forecasts for an increase of 1.2 percent following the 4.4 percent decline in April. On...

South Korea posted a merchandise trade surplus of $10.25 billion in June, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Wednesday. That topped expectations for $8.487 billion and was up from $6.301 billion a month earlier. Exports slipped 1.8 percent on year to $46.95 billion - beating forecasts...

The manufacturing sector in China continued its path of narrow expansion in June, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, with a manufacturing PMI score of 50.2. That was unchanged from the May reading, although it was shy of estimates for 50.4. It also remained barely above the boom-or-bust...

The manufacturing sector in Australia turned sharply lower and to contraction in June, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Wednesday, with a 22-month low Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 44.2. That's down sharply from the 52.3 reading in May, and it moves firmly...

Consumer prices in South Korea were up 0.7 percent on year in May, Statistics Korea said on Wednesday, as price growth remained below 1.0 percent for the seventh straight month and continues to fuel concerns of deflation. That topped forecasts for an increase of 5.0 percent, which would have been...

The Bank of Japan will on Wednesday release the results of its quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment, highlighting a very busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The large manufacturers' index is expected to show a score of 12, unchanged from the previous three months - while the outlook...

Euro-Greece-Flag-063015.jpg As the clock ticks on, the European Union and Athens are once again lining up last minute efforts to prevent Greece from going over the cliff into the unknown and etch a sorry chapter in the 16-year history of the euro. The Greek government has submitted a request for a two-year bailout, along with debt restructuring. Eurogroup is set to hold an emergency conference call at 7 pm Brussels time.

consumerconfidence-063015.jpg After reporting a modest improvement in U.S. consumer confidence in the previous month, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing that its consumer confidence index increased by much more than expected in June.

chicagopmi-063015.jpg While MNI Indicators released a report on Tuesday showing a notable increase by its Chicago business barometer in the month of June, the index continued to point to a contraction in regional business activity.

Greece has responded to a last-minute offer from creditors with a request for a two-year bailout and debt restructuring. The Greek government has submitted a request for a two-year bailout with the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to fully cover its financing needs, along with debt restructuring,...

homesales-030411_30Jun15.jpg Home prices in major U.S. metropolitan areas unexpectedly grew at a slower annual rate in the month of April, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday. The report said the 20-City Composite Home Price Index rose 4.9 percent year-over-year in April.

Eurozone-Jobless-Rate-063015.jpg Eurozone unemployment rate remained unchanged at the lowest level seen since early 2012 in May, official data revealed Tuesday. As expected by economists, the jobless rate held steady at 11.1 percent in May, Eurostat reported. This was the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since March 2012.

Eurozone-Inflation-063015.jpg Eurozone inflation slowed in June largely due to another sharp fall in energy prices, indicating that the central bank has to do more to achieve its inflation target. Inflation eased to 0.2 percent in June, in line with economists' forecast, from 0.3 percent in the prior month, flash data from Eurostat showed Tuesday.

Italy's consumer prices increased for the second straight month in June and producer prices continued to fall in May. Consumer prices rose 0.1 percent year-on-year in June, the same rate of increase as seen a month ago, preliminary data from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. It came in...

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