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The U.K construction sector growth slowed more-than-expected in March on slower increase of output and new orders, while confidence rose to the highest level for just over nine years, survey data from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply/Markit construction...

Romania's producer prices declined at a slower pace in February, figures from the National Institute of Statistics showed Thursday. The producer price index fell 1.7 percent year-over-year in February, slower than January's 2.1 percent decrease. Domestic market producer prices slipped 0.6 percent...

Japanese companies' inflation expectations remained unchanged in March from the prior quarter, a survey from the Bank of Japan showed Thursday. According to Inflation Outlook of Enterprises, firms expect consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent in one year, the same rate as projected in December. For...

Australia's inflation expectations increased in March, survey data from the Melbourne Institute showed Thursday. The TD Securities -Melbourne Institute monthly inflation gauge rose 0.4 percent in March, after staying flat in February. In the twelve months to March, the inflation gauge increased...

India's manufacturing sector growth accelerated in March, driven by stronger increases in new orders and output, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Thursday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 52.1 in March from 51.2 in February. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in...

New Zealand's commodity prices increased for the second straight month in March, results of survey by ANZ showed Thursday. The ANZ commodity price index grew 4.6 percent month-over-month in March, faster than February's 4.2 percent climb, which was revised up from a 1.4 percent rise. Prices of...

Hong Kong's private sector activity contracted in March, after expanding in the previous month, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Thursday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the private sector, fell to 49.6 in March from February's one-year high of 50.7. A...

Against the backdrop of a difficult global trade environment, India's Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday unveiled the much-awaited Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20 with an aim to double exports to $900 billion by 2019-20 while giving a boost to the Make in India initiative. The new simplified...

trade.jpg Australia posted a seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit of A$1.256 billion in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat forecasts for a shortfall of A$1.30 billion following the A$980 million deficit in January. Exports were up 1.0 percent on month to A$27.874...

KoreanBank-04082010.jpg South Korea posted an unadjusted current account surplus of $6.44 billion in February, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday - following the $6.58 billion surplus in January. The goods account surplus widened from $6.69 billion the previous month to $7.32 billion. The services account deficit narrowed...

Australia will on Thursday release February trade data, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The trade balance is expected to show a deficit of A$1.30 billion following the A$980 million shortfall in January. Australia also will see February figures for job vacancies,...

ConstructionSpending-040115.jpg After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February.

ISM-pmi-040115.jpg Manufacturing activity in the U.S. saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated.

After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February

Manufacturing activity in the U.S. saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated.

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