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Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.5 percent on year in March, the ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in February. Core consumer prices were up 0.8 percent on year - exceeding expectations...

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.3 percent on month in March, the Bank of Korea said on Friday. That follows the 0.1 percent increase in February. Individually, agricultural, forestry and marine products climbed 1.0 percent on month, while manufacturing products added 0.4 percent, services...

Japan is scheduled to release March numbers for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide inflation is expected to have added 0.5 percent on year after gaining 0.2 percent in February. Core CPI is called steady at 0.7 percent. Japan also will...

Australia will on Thursday release March figures for unemployment, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to come in at 5.0 percent, up from 4.9 percent in February. The Australian economy is forecast to have added 15,000 jobs following the addition...

chinaflag-aug14_17apr19.jpg China's economy grew at a stable pace in the first quarter of this year, defying expectations for a modest easing, led by robust investment, preliminary data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 6.4 percent year-on-year, same as in the final three months of 2018. Economists had expected 6.3 percent growth.

Singapore exports fell sharply in March after rising in the previous month, figures from Enterprise Singapore showed on Wednesday. Non-oil domestic exports, or NODX, dropped 11.7 percent year-on-year, after a 4.8 percent rise in February. Both electronic and non-electronic NODX declined in March. Electronic...

China's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 1.4 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2019, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - in line with expectations and down from 1.5 percent in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, GDP expanded 6.4 percent - unchanged...

Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 528.5 billion yen in March, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That exceeded expectations for a surplus of 363.2 billion yen and was up from 334.9 billion yen in February. Exports were down 2.4 percent on year, beating expectations for a decline...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Inflation in New Zealand was up 0.1 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. That was unchanged from the previous three months, although it was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.3 percent. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco rose 4.7 percent, influenced...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Wednesday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q1 figures for gross domestic product, as well as March numbers for industrial production, retail sales, unemployment and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its April 2 monetary policy meeting, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the RBA voted to maintain the cash rate at 1.50 percent - where it has remained since August 2016. Japan will...

India's wholesale price inflation accelerated for the second month in a row in March, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Monday. Wholesale price inflation rose to a three-month high of 3.18 percent in March from 2.93 percent in February. Economists had expected a 3.23 percent...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in March, albeit at a slower rate, BusinessNZ said on Monday with a Performance of Services Index score of 52.9. That's down from 53.6 in February, and it marks the lowest index score since 2012, BNZ said. It does, however, remain above the...

New Zealand will on Monday release March numbers for the Performance of Services Index from BusinessNZ, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, the index score was 53.8. Indonesia will provide March figures for imports, exports and trade balance. In February, imports...

India's consumer price inflation rose in March, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 2.86 percent year-on-year following a 2.57 percent rise in February. The reading matched economists' expectations. Food inflation rebounded to 0.3 percent...

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