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trade.jpg Consumer prices in Australia advanced 2.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and down from 3.0 percent in the second quarter. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for alcohol and...

Consumer prices in Australia were up 2.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was in line with expectations and down from 3.0 percent in the second quarter. On a quarterly basis, CPI added 0.5 percent - unchanged but above forecasts...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday - remaining in the red for the 27th consecutive month. The headline figure missed forecasts for a shortfall of 780.0 billion yen following the 949.7 billion yen deficit in August. Exports...

Australia's economy slowed slightly in September, the latest survey from Westpac Bank revealed on Wednesday, easing 0.1 percent on month. That follows the 0.1 percent decline in August. In all, this month marks the eighth straight month that the index has been below trend following 13 consecutive months above trend.

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 958.3 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 780.0 billion yen following the 949.7 billion yen deficit in August. Exports were up 6.9 percent on year, beating estimates for a gain of...

A leading economic index for Australia was down 0.2 percent on month in August, the Conference Board said on Wednesday, following the 0.5 percent gain in July. Among the individual components of the survey, yield spread, sales to inventories ratio and money supply were higher, while share prices were...

Japan will on Wednesday release September figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to rise 2.7 percent on year after falling 1.4 percent in August. Exports are called higher by 6.5 percent after shedding 1.3...

ExistingHomeSales-102114.jpg Existing home sales in the U.S. increased by more than anticipated in the month of September, according to a report released by the National Association of Realtors on Tuesday, with sales bouncing back to their highest level in a year.

China-GDP-102114.jpg The Chinese economy logged its weakest expansion since early 2009 in the third quarter as slowdown in investment, particularly in the property sector, continued to drag the recovery. Gross domestic product grew 7.3 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, slower than the 7.5 percent expansion seen a quarter ago, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday.

China's gross domestic product expanded 7.3 percent on year in the third quarter of 2014, the government said on Tuesday - topping expectations for an increase of 7.2 percent but slowing from 7.5 percent in Q2. On an annualized quarterly basis, GDP was up 1.9 percent - also beating forecasts for 1.8...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Tuesday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q3 numbers for gross domestic product, as well as September figures for industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected to add 1.8 percent...

An index measuring consumer confidence in New Zealand slowed in October, the latest survey from ANZ Bank revealed on Monday - falling 3.4 percent to a one-year low score of 123.4. That follows the 1.8 percent monthly increase in September to 127.7. The index for current conditions added 0.3 points...

The average asking price of a house in the United Kingdom was up 2.6 percent on month in October, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday, to 271,669 pounds. That follows the 0.9 percent increase in September. On a yearly basis, house prices spiked 7.6 percent - slowing from the 7.9...

New Zealand's services sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in September, the latest survey from Business New Zealand revealed on Monday - with a PMI score of 58.0. That's up from the downwardly revised 57.7 in August (originally 59.9), and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level...

Producer prices in South Korea were down 0.3 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Monday - following the 0.1 percent decline in August. Among the individual components of the survey, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products dropped 1.5 percent on month, while manufacturing...