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newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product grew a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - matching forecasts and unchanged from the previous quarter. On an annualized yearly basis, GDP was up 2.5 percent - exceeding forecasts...

New Zealand's gross domestic product gained a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous quarter. Individually, goods-producing industries grew 2.0 percent, driving...

The Bank of Japan will on Thursday wrap up its monetary policy meeting and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is expected to keep its benchmark lending rate steady at -0.1 percent, although as always it may be...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate remained stable during the March to May period, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate remained steady at 2.8 percent during the March to April period, same as in the previous three-month period. The number of unemployed...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 967.1 billion yen in May, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday - up 67.5 percent on year. That exceeded expectations for a shortfall of 1,207.0 billion yen following the 110.9 billion yen deficit in April. Exports were down 7.8 percent on year to...

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 967.1 billion yen in May, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That exceeded expectations for a shortfall of 1,207.0 billion yen following the 110.9 billion yen deficit in April. Exports were down 7.8 percent on year, also beating forecasts for a drop...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - following the NZ$3.256 billion shortfall in the three months prior. The current account/GDP ratio was down 3.6 percent on year versus expectations...

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - following the NZ$3.256 billion shortfall in the three months prior. The current account/GDP ratio was down 3.6 percent on year versus expectations...

Japan will on Wednesday release May figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to add 1.0 percent on year, slowing from 6.4 percent in April. Exports are called lower by an annual 8.4 percent following the 2.4...

Japan's government maintained its economic assessment in June, the latest monthly report from the Cabinet Office showed on Tuesday. The government repeated that the Japanese economy is recovering at a moderate pace while weakness in exports and industrial production continues. The assessment on...

China's house prices increased slightly in May, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. House prices in the first-tier cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, gained 0.3 percent on a monthly basis in May, but slower than the 0.6 percent increase posted in April. House...

Australia's house price index declined in the first quarter of 2019, data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed on Tuesday. House prices in Australia were down 3.0 percent sequentially in the March quarter. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 2.6 percent. On a yearly basis, house...

reservebankofaustralia-jun18.jpg Policymakers of Reserve Bank of Australia suggested that it was more likely than not that a further easing in monetary policy would be appropriate in the period ahead. According to the minutes of the monetary policy meeting held on June 4, members said developments in the labor market would be particularly important, in assessing whether more easing was appropriate.

New Zealand's consumer sentiment weakened slightly in the second quarter as households remained downbeat about the economic backdrop, survey data from Westpac showed Tuesday. The Westpac McDermott Miller consumer confidence index dropped 0.3 points to 103.5 in June. Among sub-components, the indicator...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its June 4 meeting, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA reduced its key interest rate by a quarter point from 1.50 percent to an historic low of 1.25 percent as policymakers aim...

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