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Argentina's trade surplus increased more than expected in June as imports declined more than exports, a report from the National Institute of Statistics and Census showed Wednesday. The trade surplus came in at $1.37 billion in June, more than the $1.35 billion expected by economists and the $1.26...

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing activity grew at the quickest pace in eighteen months in July, exceeding economists' expectations, results of a preliminary survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Thursday. The HSBC flash China manufacturing purchasing managers' index climbed to 52.0 in July from 50.7...

japanindustry-032910.jpg The expansion in Japan's manufacturing sector slowed slightly in July, Markit Economics said in Thursday's preliminary PMI reading - which came in with a score of 50.8. That was shy of forecasts for 52.0, and it was down from 51.5 in June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in a sector, while...

Chinese manufacturing activity increased more than expected in July, results of a preliminary survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Thursday. The HSBC flash China manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 52.0 - more than the 51 score expected by economists and the 50.7 reading...

The expansion in Japan's manufacturing sector eased slightly in July, Markit Economics said in Thursday's preliminary PMI reading - which came in with a score of 50.8. That was shy of forecasts for 52.0, and it was down from 51.5 in June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in a sector, while...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of822.2 billion yen in June, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - remaining in the red for a record 24th straight month. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 642.9 billion yen following the 910.8 billion yen deficit in May. Exports were down 2.0...

skgdp-042610.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 3.6 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's preliminary estimate. That beat forecasts for an increase of 3.3 percent, although it slowed from the 3.9 percent gain in the first quarter. On a seasonally adjusted...

Japan saw a merchandise trade deficit of822.2 billion yen in June, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 642.9 billion yen following the 910.8 billion yen deficit in May. Exports were down 2.0 percent on year, missing forecasts for an increase of 1.0...

NZtradebalance-082910.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$247 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - representing 5.9 percent of exports. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$100 million following the downwardly revised surplus of NZ$270 million in May (originally NZ$285 million). Exports...

South Korea's gross domestic product gained 3.6 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's preliminary estimate. That beat forecasts for an increase of 3.3 percent, although it slowed from the 3.9 percent gain in the first quarter. On a seasonally adjusted...

New Zealand saw a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$247 million in June, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$100 million following the downwardly revised surplus of NZ$270 million in May (originally NZ$285 million). Exports were worth NZ$4.20 billion...

South Korea will on Thursday see an advance estimate for Q2 GDP, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. Gross domestic product is expected to add 0.1 percent on quarter and 3.3 percent on year following the 0.9 percent quarterly increase and the 3.9 percent yearly gain in the previous...

BoE-Carney-072314.jpg Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday that interest rate will have to start rising to maintain price stability as the economy normalizes. "As the economy normalizes, Bank Rate will need to start to rise in order to achieve the inflation target," Carney said in a speech in Glasgow, Scotland.

SpanishFlag-072314.jpg The Bank of Spain on Wednesday boosted its growth projections for Spain this year and the next after the economy grew at a faster rate in the second quarter. In its monthly economic bulletin, the bank raised the growth forecast for this year to 1.3 percent from the 1.2 percent seen previously. The projection for the next year was lifted to 2 percent from 1.7 percent.

BoE-072314.jpg Bank of England policymakers unanimously decided to maintain the key interest rate and quantitative easing at the meeting held on July 9 and 10, but signaled the possibility of a rate hike late this year as growth became more established.