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India's service sector activity rose at a softer pace in November, survey results from IHS Markit showed Thursday. The IHS Markit services Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 53.7 in November from 54.1 in October. Economists had forecast a score of 55.5. Any reading above 50.0 indicates expansion in...

Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector expanded for the third straight month in November amid a rise in sales, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Thursday. The Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.7 in November from 51.0 in October. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. This was...

china flag 041317 03dec20 China's service sector expanded strongly in November amid greater customer demand and a sustained recovery in market conditions after the coronavirus disease outbreak, survey data from IHS Markit showed Thursday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 57.8 in November from 56.8 in the previous month. The rate of growth was the second fastest since April 2010.

The services sector in China continued to expand in November, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Caixin showed on Thursday with a services PMI score of 57.8. That's up from 56.8 in October, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

trade Australia posted a merchandise trade surplus of A$7.456 billion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a surplus of A$5.8 billion and was up from the upwardly revised A$5.815 billion surplus in September (originally A$5.630 billion). Imports...

The private sector in Hong Kong moved barely into expansion territory in November, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Thursday with a services PMI score of 50.1. That's up from 49.8 in October, and it moves above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The private sector in Singapore continued to contract in November, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Thursday with a services PMI score of 46.7. That's down from 48.6 in October, and it moved further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in November, albeit at a slower rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank showed on Thursday with a services PMI score of 47.8. That's up from 47.7 in October, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The value of owner-occupied home loans issued in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$17.39 billion. That follows the 6.0 percent jump in September. Investment lending added 0.3 percent on month...

Australia had a merchandise trade surplus of A$7.456 billion in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a surplus of A$5.8 billion and was up from the upwardly revised A$5.815 billion surplus in September (originally A$5.630 billion). Imports were...

The services sector in Australia continued to expand in November, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Thursday with a seasonally adjusted PMI score of 55.1. That's up from 53.7 in October and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 8.8 percent on month in October, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 3,659. That follows the 3.6 percent increase in September. In the year ended October 2020, the actual number of new dwellings...

Australia is scheduled to release a batch of data on Thursday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are October figures for trade and home loans and November results for the services and composite PMIs from Markit and the construction index from the Australian Industry...

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's monetary and financial policies provided significant mutual support for the government's fiscal initiatives, Governor Adrian Orr said Wednesday. The central bank support was direct through lower interest rates and financial regulatory efforts, and indirect via market...

Japan's consumer confidence improved marginally to an 11-month high in October, data from the Cabinet Office showed on Wednesday. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the consumer confidence index increased to 33.7 in November from 33.6 in October. The latest index was the highest since December last...

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