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Singapore private home sales decreased sharply in October, the Urban Redevelopment Authority reportedly said Friday. Home sales totaled 928 units in October compared to 1,270 units in September. However, this was around 85 percent higher than in the same period of last year. Developers launched...

Hong Kong's economy entered a technical recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter as local social incidents weighed on tourism and domestic demand, revised data from the Census and Statistics Department, showed Friday. The economic outlook for 2019 was downgraded citing persistently notable downward pressures.

malaysia-062812_15nov19.jpg Malaysia's economic growth slowed in the third quarter on weak investment and exports, the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 4.4 percent on a yearly basis, as expected, following second quarter's 4.9 percent expansion. A similar slower growth was last reported in the third quarter of 2018. On a quarterly basis, the economy expanded 0.9 percent.

Japan's industrial production grew more than initially estimated in September, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. Industrial production rose 1.7 percent month-on-month in September. According to the initial estimate, production had increased 1.4 percent....

Indonesia's exports declined at a slower-than-expected rate in October, figures from Statistics Indonesia revealed on Friday. Exports fell 6.13 percent year-on-year in October. Economists had expected an 8.15 percent decrease. Imports declined 16.39 percent annually in October compared to the forecast...

Malaysia's economic growth slowed in the third quarter, the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Gross domestic product climbed 4.4 percent on a yearly basis following second quarter's 4.9 percent expansion. The growth rate matched economists' expectations. On a quarterly basis, the economy...

China's house prices logged a moderate growth in October, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday. In 70 major cities, house prices increased 0.5 percent in October from the previous month. Among 70 cities surveyed by the NBS, prices increased in 50 cities compared to 53...

Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Adrian Orr said the economy is not in a recession but it is expected to recover over 2020. "It is possible that uncertainty could clear up in the coming year if there is closure on the topics of Brexit and trade tensions," he said in a panel remarks delivered to...

New Zealand manufacturing sector returned to positive territory for the first time in four months in October, survey data from the BusinessNZ showed Friday. The Performance of Manufacturing Index rose to 52.6 in October from 48.8 in the previous month. This was the highest reading since last...

India's wholesale price inflation rose unexpectedly in October, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Thursday. The wholesale price index rose 0.16 percent year-on-year in October, after a 0.33 percent increase in September. Economists had expected a 0.24 percent fall. The build...

The Philippine central bank on Thursday left its key interest rate unchanged after slashing it in both August and September. The Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilippinas, or BSP, on Thursday decided leave the overnight reverse repurchase facility rate unchanged at 4.00 percent. The move...

australia-nov14.jpg Australia's jobless rate rose marginally in October, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Thursday. The jobless rate rose to a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in October from 5.2 percent in September. That was in line with economists' expectations. The seasonally adjusted number of employed persons decreased by 19,000 in October to a three-month low of 12.91 million.

Japan's tertiary industry activity rose in September, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Thursday. The tertiary industry activity index rose 1.8 percent month-on-month in September. Economists had forecast 1.1 percent rise. Among the major industries, retail trade,...

Australia's inflation expectations and actual pay growth increased in November, results of a survey by the Melbourne Institute revealed Thursday. The expected inflation rate, which is the 30-percent trimmed mean measure, increased by 0.4 percentage points in November to 4.0 percent, the Melbourne...

japanflag-nov14.jpg Japan's economy grew at the slowest pace in a year in the third quarter as trade wars and a weaker global economy hurt exports and private consumption slowed. Gross domestic product grew an annualized 0.2 percent quarterly following a revised 1.8 percent expansion in the second quarter, figures from the Cabinet Office showed on Thursday. Economists had forecast 0.8 percent growth.

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