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Vietnam's manufacturing sector improved further in July on faster growth in output and new orders, the latest survey from the Nikkei and Markit Economics showed on Monday. The headline Nikkei manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 52.6 in July from 52.2 in June. Any reading above...

Taiwan's manufacturing sector contracted for the fourth successive month in July, as both production and new orders fell sharply, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The Nikkei Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 47.1 in July from 46.3 in the previous month. However, any reading below...

Malaysia's manufacturing sector continues to worsen in July to the second-weakest in over two-and-a-half years, the latest survey from the Nikkei and Markit Economics showed on Monday. The headline Nikkei manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose slightly to 47.7 from 47.6 in June. Any...

South Korea's manufacturing sector contracted in July to the second-weakest since August 2013, although the rate rose from the previous month, the latest survey from Nikkei and Markit Economics showed on Monday. The headline Nikkei manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 47.6 in...

Japan's manufacturing sector improved in July to the highest in five months, reflecting expansions in production, new orders, employment and stocks of purchases, the latest survey from Nikkei and Markit Economics showed on Monday. The headline Nikkei manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI,...

China's manufacturing sector contracted further to a two-year low in July, due to renewed falls in total new work and new export orders, the latest survey from Caixin and Markit Economics showed on Monday. The Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, dropped to 47.8 in July from 49.4...

Australia's inflation expectations increased at a slightly faster pace in July from the previous month, survey data from TD Securities and Melbourne Institute showed Monday. The TD Securities -Melbourne Institute monthly inflation gauge rose 0.2 percent in July, after increasing 0.1 percent in June. In...

The manufacturing sector in Australia stabilized and turned to expansion in July, after contracting to a 22-month low in the previous month, the latest survey from the Australian Industry Group showed on Monday. The Australian performance of manufacturing index, or PMI, recovered to 50.4 in July from...

South Korea's current account surplus increased in June from the previous month, the preliminary data from the Bank of Korea showed on Monday. The current account surplus grew to $12.19 billion in June from $8.62 billion in the preceding month. The goods trade surplus rose to $13.22 billion in...

China's government has taken unprecedented steps to keep Chinese stocks afloat after their worst monthly losses in six years. Beijing has reportedly lent 1.3tn yuan ($240 billion) to Chinese Securities Finances in attempt to halt the stock market meltdown. The government intends for brokers to...

Consumer-073115.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. pulled back by more than previously estimated in the month of July, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report said the consumer sentiment index for July was downwardly revised to 93.1 from the mid-month reading of 93.3.

Belgium's economy grew at a stable rate in the second quarter, preliminary estimates from the National Bank of Belgium revealed Friday. Gross domestic product rose 0.4 percent sequentially, same as in the first quarter, which was revised from 0.3 percent. A year ago, growth was just 0.1 percent....

ChicagoPMI-073115.jpg After two months of contraction, MNI Indicators released a report on Friday showing that Chicago-area business activity expanded far more than expected in July. MNI Indicators said its Chicago Business Barometer jumped to 54.7 in July from 49.4 in June.

The Swiss National Bank posted a loss in the first half of the year largely caused by declines in the foreign currency positions. The SNB logged a loss of CHF 50.1 billion in the first six months of 2015 compared to a profit of about CHF 16 billion last year. In the second quarter, loss totaled CHF...

EurozoneInflation-Jobless-Rate-073115.jpg Eurozone inflation remained stable in July and the unemployment rate held steady at the lowest level seen since early 2012 during June, data from Eurostat showed Friday. Inflation in the currency bloc remained stable at 0.2 percent in July, flash data showed today. Inflation remained in the positive zone for the third straight month and matched economists' expectations.

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