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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...

The incoming President of the EU executive Jean-Claude Juncker said he plans to present a EUR 300 billion investment package to bolster growth and create employment. "If you give us your support today, we will present the jobs, growth and investment package before Christmas," he told the European...

BoE-102214.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided to leave its key rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month as a majority of members noticed increased risks from slowing global economy, especially in euro area. Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent.

European Central Bank Governing Council member Luc Coene said the central bank could expand its stimulus measures to purchasing instruments other than covered bonds and asset-backed securities, but there is no concrete proposal on corporate bonds, currently. In an interview published in Belgian dailies...

Iceland's wage cost growth slowed in September, a report from Statistics Iceland showed Wednesday. Wage cost increased 6.2 percent year-on-year, slower than the 6.3 percent rise in August. On a monthly basis, wage cost gained 0.7 percent versus the 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. The...