Reflecting concerns about the prospects for the national economy, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing that U.S. consumer sentiment deteriorated by more than previously estimated in the month of October.
Economic activity in the U.S. increased by more than expected in the third quarter, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The Commerce Department said real gross domestic product climbed by 2.9 percent in the third quarter after rising by 1.4 percent in the second quarter. Economists had expected 2.5 percent growth.
Eurozone economic confidence rose more-than-expected in October to its highest level thus far this year, as the region weathered the uncertainty from the 'Brexit' vote. The economic sentiment index improved to 106.3 from 104.9 in September, survey data from the European Commission showed Friday. This was the highest level since December 2015, when the reading was 106.6. The expected score was 104
Final demand producer prices in Australia advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.1 percent gain in Q2.
The gains were mainly due to rises in the prices received for other agriculture which includes bananas,...
Final demand producer prices in Australia were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2015, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - following the 0.1 percent gain in Q2.
On a yearly basis, prices were up 0.5 percent after rising 1.0 percent in the three months prior.
Nationwide overall consumer prices in fell 0.5 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the August reading.
Core CPI, which excludes the volatile prices of food, also was down an annual 0.5 percent....
The average of household spending in Japan was down 2.1 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 267,119 yen.
The headline figure beat expectations for a decline of 2.7 percent following the 4.6 percent contraction in August.
The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.0 percent in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday.
That was beneath forecasts for 3.1 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading.
The job-to-applicant ratio came in at...
Japan will release a raft of data on Friday, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are September figures for inflation, unemployment and household spending.
Overall consumer prices and core CPI are both expected to fall 0.5 percent on year, unchanged from the August reading....
Pending home sales in the U.S. saw a significant rebound in the month of September, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday. NAR said its pending home sales index jumped by 1.5 percent to 110.0 in September after tumbling by 2.5 percent to a revised 108.4 in August.
New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly edged lower in the month of September, the Commerce Department revealed in a report released on Thursday. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders dipped by 0.1 percent in September after rising by a revised 0.3 percent in August.
After reporting a bigger than expected increase in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing a modest pullback in initial jobless claims in the week ended October 22nd.
The U.K. economy expanded more-than expected in the third quarter as robust growth in services offset the contractions in other sectors, adding strength to the view that the impact of the 'Brexit' vote was less severe than thought earlier. Gross domestic product climbed 0.5 percent sequentially in third quarter, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics revealed Thursday.
Export prices in Australia advanced 3.5 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
That beat forecasts for an increase of 2.0 percent following the 1.4 percent gain in the previous three months.
Import prices were down 1.0 percent on quarter...
New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$1.436 billion in September, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - representing 41 percent of exports.
That missed forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$1.123 billion following the NZ$1.265 billion deficit in August.
Exports came in at NZ$3.47 billion,...