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trade.jpg Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.5 percent increase in Q1. On a yearly basis, PPI climbed 1.1 percent after gaining 0.7 percent in the three months prior. The...

Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.5 percent increase in Q1. On a yearly basis, PPI climbed 1.1 percent after gaining 0.7 percent in the three months prior. Intermediate...

Business confidence in New Zealand tumbled further in July, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Friday, with an index score of -15.3. That's down from -2.3 in June, which had been the first negative score for the index since March 2011. "The economy is softening but far from running up...

Private sector credit in Australia was up 5.9 percent on year in June, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - below estimates for 6.0 percent and down from 6.2 percent in May. On a monthly basis, private sector credit added 0.4 percent - also below expectations for 0.5 percent, which would...

japantrade-042110.jpg Consumer prices in Japan gained 0.4 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent, although it slowed from 0.5 percent in May. On a monthly basis, inflation dipped 0.2 percent. Core inflation,...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea was up 2.3 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That handily beat expectations for a decline of 0.5 percent following the downwardly revised 1.6 percent contraction in May (originally -1.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output...

Consumer prices in Japan were up 0.4 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent, although it slowed from 0.5 percent in May. On a monthly basis, inflation dipped 0.2 percent. Core inflation,...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 2.0 percent on year in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - standing at 268,652 yen. That was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 1.9 percent following the 4.8 percent spike in May. The average of monthly...

The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.4 percent in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was above forecasts for 3.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the May reading. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.20 - in line...

Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom stalled in June, the latest survey from polling firm GfK revealed on Friday with an index score of +4. That missed forecasts for +5 and was down from +7 in June. The biggest weight on the index was the component for the 12-month outlook for the general...

Industrial output in South Korea was up 2.3 percent on month in June, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That handily beat expectations for a decline of 0.5 percent following the downwardly revised 1.6 percent contraction in May (originally -1.3 percent). On a yearly basis, industrial output advanced...

Japan will on Friday release a raft of data, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are June figures for unemployment, household spending, consumer prices, loans and discounts, housing starts and construction orders. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 3.3 percent,...

GDP-073015.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. increased by less than expected in the second quarter, the Commerce Department revealed in a report on Thursday, although the report also showed a notable upward revision to the data for the first quarter.

JOblessClaims-073015.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rebounded in the week ended July 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with claims bouncing off the more than forty-year low set in the previous week.

GermanyUnemployment-073015.jpg German unemployment increased unexpectedly in July and inflation slowed to a 5-month low on a sharp fall in energy prices, official data showed Thursday. The number of unemployed increased by 9,000 in July after rising 1,000 in June, the Federal Labor Agency said. It was forecast to fall by 5,000.

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