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NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's terms of trade slipped 2.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following the 4.4 percent increase in the three months prior. Export prices for goods fell 1.9 percent, while import...

Consumer prices in South Korea were up just 0.4 percent on year in August, Statistics Korea said on Thursday - hitting a 16-month low. That missed forecasts for an increase of 0.7 percent, which would have been unchanged from the July reading. On a monthly basis, inflation eased 0.1 percent versus...

South Korea had a current account surplus of $8.71 billion in July, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday. That's down from the downwardly revised $12.06 billion surplus in June (originally $12.17 billion). The financial account registered a $9.39 billion increase in net assets in July.

New Zealand's terms of trade contracted 2.1 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2016, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That missed forecasts for a decline of 1.5 percent following the 4.4 percent increase in the three months prior. Export prices for goods fell 1.9 percent, while...

China will on Thursday see August results for the official manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The manufacturing PMI is expected to hold steady with a score of 49.9, while the non-manufacturing PMI is also see unchanged at 53.9. China...

Sweden's economy continue to boom with high levels of investment and rapidly rising employment, but the country's structural deficit is set to widen this year and next, leaving no respite for policymakers, the National Institute of Economic Research said Wednesday. The think tank trimmed this year's...

pendinghomesales-083116.jpg Reflecting significant strength in the Western region, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Wednesday showing that pending home sales in the U.S. rose by much more than expected in the month of July. The report said the pending home sales index jumped by 1.3 percent to 111.3 in July.

Belgium's economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter, as estimated earlier, latest data from the National Bank of Belgium showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent from the first quarter, when the economy expanded 0.2 percent. On a year-on-year basis, the economy...

chicagopmi-083116.jpg Chicago-area business activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of August, according to a report released by MNI Indicators on Wednesday. MNI Indicators said its Chicago business barometer dropped to 51.5 in August after edging down to 55.8 in July.

ADPChart-083116.jpg Private sector employment in the U.S. increased roughly in line with economist estimates in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said the private sector added 177,000 jobs in August following an upwardly revised increase of 194,000 jobs in July.

Brazil's economy remained stuck in a severe recession in decades during the three months to June, shrinking for a sixth consecutive quarter and at a faster-than-expected pace, preliminary data from the IBGE showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product decreased a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent year-on-year...

Private sector employment in the U.S. increased roughly in line with economist estimates in the month of August, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday.

India's economy expanded less than expected in the June quarter, data from the Central Statistics Office revealed Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 7.1 percent in the three months to June, slower than the expected expansion of 7.6 percent and 7.5 percent growth registered in the same period...

Mainland Norway's economy expanded for the second successive quarter in the three months ended June, preliminary data from Statistics Norway revealed Wednesday. Gross domestic product for the mainland advanced 0.4 percent from the first quarter, when the economy expanded by 0.3 percent. Economists...

Slovenia's economic growth accelerated in the three months ended June, after easing in the previous quarter, figures from the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product advanced an unadjusted 2.7 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, faster than...

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