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Hong Kong's consumer price inflation eased marginally in January to a five-month low, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Friday. The consumer price index climbed 2.4 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2.5 percent rise in December. Economists had expected a 2.6 percent...

Malaysia's consumer prices fell in January, led by a sharp decline in transport costs, figures from the Department of Statistics showed Friday. The consumer price index declined 0.7 percent year-on-year in January after a 0.2 percent rise in December. The decrease in the CPI was driven by a 7.8...

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up just 0.2 percent on year in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and down from 0.3 percent in December. Core consumer prices, which excludes volatile food prices, was up...

Japan will on Friday release January figures for consumer prices, setting the pace for a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide inflation is predicted to gain just 0.2 percent on year, slowing from 0.3 percent in December. Core CPI is tipped to rise 0.8 percent, up from 0.7...

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia was a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - unchanged and in line with expectations. The Australian economy added 31,900 jobs last month - blowing away forecasts for an increase of 15,000 jobs following the...

The manufacturing sector in Japan slipped into contraction in February, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Thursday with a 32-month low manufacturing PMI score of 48.5. That's down from 50.3 in January, and it sinks beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - unchanged and in line with expectations. The Australian economy added 31,900 jobs last month - blowing away forecasts for an increase of 15,000 jobs following...

Australia will on Thursday release January numbers for unemployment, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to hold steady at 5.0 percent, with the addition of 15,000 jobs following the jump of 21,600 jobs in December. The participation rate is expected...

Wage prices in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent, which would have been unchanged. On a yearly basis, wage prices advanced...

Japan had a merchandise trade deficit of 1,452.2 billion yen in January, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed expectations for a shortfall of 1,029.5 billion yen following the 56.7 billion yen deficit in December. Exports were down 8.4 percent on year to 5.574 trillion yen, shy...

Singapore's exports declined the most over two years in January, figures from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. Non-oil domestic exports, or NODX, dropped 10.1 percent year-on-year following an 8.5 percent decline in December. The latest decline was the biggest since 2016. NODX decreased for...

thailand-aug20_18feb19.jpg Thailand's economy expanded at the fastest pace six years in 2018, driven by stronger domestic demand that offset slowing export growth, but the momentum is likely to lose steam due to a general election and a sluggish global economy. Gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in 2018, after a 4 percent expansion in the previous year, the National Economic and Social Development Council said Monday.

japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg The value of core machine orders in Japan eased 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - exceeding expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The value of core machine orders in Japan was down 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - beating expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Services PMI score of 56.3. That's up from 53.2 in December, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

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