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The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in August, albeit at a slightly slower rate, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Performance of Services Index score of 54.6. That's down slightly from 54.8 in July, although it remains well above the boom-or-bust line...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Monday, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are August figures for industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment, unemployment and property investment. Industrial production is tipped to rise 5.2 percent on...

Japan's industrial production expanded as estimated in July, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. Industrial production rose 1.3 percent month-on-month in July, in line with the preliminary estimate. On a monthly basis, growth in shipments came in at 2.7...

Malaysia's unemployment rate remained stable in July, the Department of Statistics reported Friday. The jobless rate came in at 3.3 percent in July, the same rate as seen in June. In the same period last year, the unemployment rate was 3.4 percent. The jobless rate, on a seasonally adjusted basis,...

Japan will on Friday see final July numbers for industrial production, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The previous reading for output suggested an increase of 1.3 percent on month and 0.7 percent on year, while capacity utilization was down 2.6 percent on month. New...

India's industrial production grew more than expected in July, data from statistics ministry showed on Thursday. Industrial output advanced 4.3 percent on a yearly basis in July, following a 1.17 percent rise a month ago. Output was forecast to grow 2.3 percent. The annual growth was largely driven...

India's consumer price inflation remained broadly unchanged in August, figures from the statistics ministry showed Thursday. Consumer prices increased 3.21 percent year-on-year in August following a 3.15 percent rise in July. In the same period last year, inflation was 3.69 percent. Food and beverages...

Malaysia central bank left its key interest rate unchanged for a second straight policy session, after cutting it in May, as policymakers assessed the current stance as supportive of economic activity. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank Negara Malaysia decided to leave the overnight policy rate...

Singapore retail sales declined at a slower pace in July, the Department of Statistics reported Thursday. Retail sales decreased 1.8 percent year-on-year in July, much slower than the 8.9 percent fall in June and the expected drop of 2.9 percent. Motor vehicle sales gained 1.5 percent, in contrast...

Core machine orders in Japan were down a seasonally adjusted 6.6 percent on month in July, the Cabinet Office said on Thursday - coming in at 896.9 billion yen. That beat expectations for a fall of 8.1 percent following the 13.9 percent surge in June. On a yearly basis, core machine orders rose...

Producer prices in Japan were down 0.3 percent on month in August, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday - shy of expectations for a drop of 0.2 percent following the flat reading in July. On a yearly basis, producer prices sank 0.9 percent - again missing estimates for a fall of 0.8 percent following...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand gained a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent on month in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. Unadjusted, prices were up 0.7 percent on month. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices rose 2.9 percent (down 0.4 percent after seasonal adjustment); while meat, poultry,...

Food prices in New Zealand were up a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent on month in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. Unadjusted, prices were up 0.7 percent on month. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices rose 2.9 percent (down 0.4 percent after seasonal adjustment); while meat,...

Japan is scheduled to release July figures for core machine orders on Thursday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Core machine orders are expected to sink 8.1 percent on month and 4.3 percent on year after soaring 13.9 percent on month and 12.5 percent on year in June. Japan...

Malaysia's industrial production grew at a slower pace in July, preliminary data from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. The industrial production index rose 1.2 percent year-on-year following a 3.9 percent increase in June. Manufacturing output growth improved to 4 percent from...

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