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thailand aug19 29mar23 Thailand's central bank raised its key interest rate for the fifth straight meeting on Wednesday citing persistently high inflation as a key risk and hinted at more tightening to bring inflation back to the target. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand unanimously decided to lift the policy rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 percent. This was the highest rate since August 2019.

australiaflag july18 29mar23 Australia's consumer price inflation moderated to an eight-month low in February adding weight to the expectations that the Reserve Bank will pause its interest rate hike next week. Consumer prices grew at a slower pace of 6.8 percent after a 7.4 percent gain in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday.

Singapore's producer prices decreased in February as the oil and non-oil index contracted, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. The manufacturing producer price index fell 0.9 percent year-on-year in February, reversing a 0.9 percent rise in the prior month. The oil index...

Australia will on Wednesday release February figures for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The annual inflation rate is pegged at 7.1 percent, slowing from 7.4 percent in January. China will see February figures for industrial profits; in January, profits...

The total value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on month in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - coming in at A$35.141 billion. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.1 percent and was down from 1.9 percent in January. Individually,...

Australia will on Tuesday see February figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Retail sales are expected to rise 0.4 percent on month, slowing from 1.9 percent in January.

Hong Kong's foreign trade deficit increased markedly in February, as exports fell more rapidly than imports, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Monday. The visible trade balance showed a deficit of HK$45.4 billion, up from HK$32.1 billion in the same month last year. Further,...

Finland's consumer confidence continued to improve marginally in March but still remained gloomy, survey figures from Statistics Finland showed on Monday. Separate data from the Confederation of Finnish Industries revealed that industrial sentiment fell to a more than two-year low at the end of the...

The decline in China's industrial profits deepened in the first two months of 2023 on weaker demand and falling prices, official data showed Monday. Industrial profits plunged 22.9 percent on a yearly basis in January to February period, the National Bureau of Statistics reported. The decrease followed...

Japan's leading index decreased slightly less than initially estimated in January, but it still remained at the lowest level in more than two years, the latest data from the Cabinet Office showed on Monday. The leading index, which measures future economic activity, dropped to 96.6 in January from...

Producer prices in Japan were up 1.8 percent on year in February, the Bank of Japan said on Monday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 1.5 percent and was up from 1.6 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 0.2 percent - also topping expectations for a...

Japan will on Monday release February figures for producer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Producer prices are expected to rise 1.5 percent on year, easing from 1.6 percent in the previous month. China will see February numbers for industrial profits; in January,...

Taiwan's unemployment rate increased for the first time in seven months in February, though marginally, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics showed on Friday. The jobless rate rose marginally to an unadjusted 3.53 percent in February from 3.50 percent in the previous month. This...

Singapore's industrial production declined for the fifth straight month in February, largely due to a slump in bio-medical manufacturing and chemical output, according to data from the Economic Development Board revealed on Friday. Industrial production fell 8.9 percent year-on-year in February, which...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract in March, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.6. That's up from 47.7 in February, although it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

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