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The total value of retail sales in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - coming in at A$31.069 billion. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 1.1 percent increase in April. Food retailing...

Australia will on Monday release May figures for retail sales, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In April, retail sales were up 1.1 percent on month. Taiwan will provide May numbers for export orders, with forecasts suggesting an increase of 40.15 percent following the 42.6...

boj 031617 18jun21 The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus and announced the introduction of a new funding programme to support the efforts on climate change issues and also extended the deadline for Covid support programme. The board, governed by Haruhiko Kuroda, on Tuesday, voted 7-1, with 1 abstention, to hold the interest rate at -0.1 percent.

The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus, as widely expected, and extended the duration of the special funding programme to help pandemic-hit firms. The board, governed by Haruhiko Kuroda, on Tuesday, voted 7-1, with 1 abstention, to hold the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current...

Overall consumer prices in Japan were down 0.1 percent on year in May, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - following the 0.4 percent contraction in April. On a monthly basis, inflation was up 0.3 percent after sinking 0.4 percent in the previous month. Individually,...

The Bank of Japan is scheduled to wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Friday and then announce its decision on interest rates, setting the pace for a light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate steady at -0.1 percent. Japan...

Indonesia's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday, citing a subdued inflation outlook and expectations of a sustained economic recovery. The board of governors decided to hold the the BI 7-Day reverse repo rate at 3.50 percent, the Bank Indonesia said in a statement. That...

Taiwan's central bank kept its key interest rates unchanged at a record low, as widely expected, on Thursday. Policymakers decided to hold the benchmark rate at 1.125 percent. Due to higher crude oil prices and low base period, inflation was higher in the first half of the 2021, the bank observed....

Hong Kong's unemployment rate declined in May, the labor force statistics from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 6.0 percent in three months to May from 6.4 percent in three months to April. The underemployment rate decreased...

The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - well below expectations for 5.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the April reading. The Australian economy added 115,200 jobs last month to 13,125,100,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.1 percent in May, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - well below expectations for 5.5 percent, which would have been unchanged from the April reading. The Australian economy added 115,200 jobs last month, blowing...

The value of Singapore's non-oil domestic exports were down a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent on month in May, Enterprise Singapore said on Thursday - coming in at SGD15.4 billion. That was well shy of expectations for an increase of 4.7 percent following the 8.8 percent decline in April. On a...

newzealandcpi 071510 New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded 2.4 percent on year in the first three months of 2021, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent following the upwardly revised 0.8 percent contraction in the previous three months (originally -0.9...

New Zealand's gross domestic product climbed 2.4 percent on year in the first three months of 2021, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent following the upwardly revised 0.8 percent contraction in the previous three months (originally -0.9...

Australia will on Thursday release May figures for unemployment, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.5 percent, with the addition of 30,000 jobs following the loss of 30,600 jobs in April. The participation rate is expected to...

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