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chinatrade-041111.jpg China's gross domestic product gained 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter of 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That topped expectations for 7.3 percent following the 7.7 percent gain in the previous three months. Among the sub-industries, primary industry added 3.5 percent on year, while secondary industry jumped 7.3 percent and tertiary industry climbed 7.8 percent.

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.4 percent on year in the first quarter of 2014, the government said on Wednesday. That topped expectations for 7.3 percent following the 7.7 percent gain in the previous three months. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, GDP added 1.4 percent - shy...

A leading index for Australia's economy was basically unchanged in March, the latest survey from Westpac Bank and the Melbourne Institute revealed on Wednesday - showing a score of 98.38. That's barely lower than the 98.41 in February, which saw a 0.1 percent contraction. The index also remains below...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand gained 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was shy of forecasts for 0.5 percent, and it accelerated from the 0.1 percent gain in the previous three months. Cigarette and tobacco prices were responsible...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was shy of forecasts for 0.5 percent, and it accelerated from the 0.1 percent gain in the previous three months. Cigarette and tobacco prices were responsible...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Wednesday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q1 numbers for GDP, as well as March data for industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment. Gross domestic product is expected to rise 7.3 percent on...

NAHBindex-041514.jpg Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. has seen a modest improvement in the month of April, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. The report showed that the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index edged up to 47 in April from a downwardly revised 46 in March.

EmpireStateSurvey-041514.jpg Business activity for New York manufacturers was roughly flat in the month of April, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a report on Tuesday, with the index of regional manufacturing activity showing an unexpected decrease. The New York Fed said its general business conditions index dropped to 1.3 in April from 5.6 in March, although a positive reading indicates growth.

CPIChart-041514.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. rose by slightly more than expected in the month of March, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Tuesday, with the growth largely reflecting higher prices for food and shelter. The Labor Department said its consumer price index rose by 0.2 percent in March after inching up by 0.1 percent in each of the two previous months.

GermanZEW-041514.jpg Investor sentiment in Germany weakened for a fourth straight month in April as the effect of the Ukraine crisis continued to weigh, results of a key survey showed Tuesday. Meanwhile, a larger Eurozone trade surplus for February helped to slightly ease concerns regarding a strong euro.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said additional capital may be required for large U.S. banks. A recent study by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision "provides some support for the view that there might be room for stronger capital and liquidity standards for large banks than have been adopted...

UKInflation-041514.jpg Consumer price inflation in the U.K. eased to the lowest level in four-and-a-half years during March and house price growth accelerated sharply in February, separate figures from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday.

India's wholesale prices-based inflation (WPI) accelerated to a three-month high of 5.7 percent in March, driven mainly by higher food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. Economists expected the index to rise 5.3 percent. Food prices climbed 9.9 percent in the month, faster than the...

Like-For-Like sales in the United Kingdom tumbled 1.7 percent on year in March, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday - falling into the red for the second straight month. The headline figure was well shy of forecasts for an increase of 1.0 percent following the 1.0 percent decline in February. Among...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on April 1, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low 2.50 percent. Singapore will release retail sales...