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Japan's economy is recovering gradually though output has shown weakness, Bank of Japan's Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday in his opening remarks at the meeting of the central bank's regional managers. The recovering trend is expected to continue as the effects of consumption tax begins to...

An index measuring consumer confidence in New Zealand slowed in October, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Monday - falling 3.4 percent to a one-year low score of 123.4. That follows the 1.8 percent monthly increase in September to 127.7. The index for current conditions added 0.3 points...

The average asking price of a house in the United Kingdom was up 2.6 percent on month in October, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday, to 271,669 pounds. That follows the 0.9 percent increase in September. On a yearly basis, house prices spiked 7.6 percent - slowing from the 7.9...

New Zealand's services sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in September, the latest survey from Business New Zealand revealed on Monday - with a PMI score of 58.0. That's up from the downwardly revised 57.7 in August (originally 59.9), and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level...

Producer prices in South Korea were down 0.3 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Monday - following the 0.1 percent decline in August. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products dropped 1.5 percent on month, while manufacturing...

Japan will on Monday release final August figures for its leading and coincident indexes, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Little change is expected from the preliminary readings that called for scores of 104.0 and 108.5, respectively. The leading index in July was at...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Oct14.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has unexpectedly improved in the month of October, according to a report released by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan on Friday.

HousingStarts-101714.jpg New residential construction in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the rebound did not completely offset the sharp drop seen in the previous month.

New residential construction in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday, although the rebound did not completely offset the sharp drop seen in the previous month.

Poland's industrial production grew more than expected in September, while producer prices declined from last year, data from the Central Statistical Office showed Friday. Industrial output surged 16.5 percent in September from the prior month, faster than the expected growth of 14.5 percent. On...

The European Central Bank will start buying private sector assets within next few days, Executive Board member Benoit Coeure said Friday. The Eurozone is still in a recovery path, he told reporters. "We expect growth to be positive in the third quarter and the fourth quarter in the eurozone," he...

The Eurozone economy grew more than previously estimated in the second quarter, according to the latest estimates under the new ESA 2010 rule. Gross domestic product grew 0.1 percent sequentially in the second quarter, the Eurostat reported. The ESA 95 based estimation had showed a flat growth for...

Portugal industrial producer prices declined further in September, data from Statistics Portugal showed Friday. The producer price index decreased 1 percent year-on-year, the same rate of fall as seen in August. Month-on-month, producer prices dropped 0.2 percent versus a 0.1 percent fall in September...

Eurozone construction output increased at a faster pace in August, data from Eurostat showed Friday. Construction output advanced 1.5 percent month-on-month following a 0.3 percent rise in July. Building output was up 1.4 percent and civil engineering advanced 2.1 percent. Production in construction...

Malaysia's consumer prices increased as expected in September, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. Consumer prices grew 2.6 percent year-over-year in September, in line with the consensus estimate. In August, prices had increased 3.3 percent. Prices of food and non-alcoholic...