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Hong Kong's jobless rate rose marginally during the November to January period to its highest level in over three years, the Census and Statistics Department said on Tuesday. The jobless rate rose to 3.4 percent during the November to January period from 3.3 percent during the October to December...

peoplesbankofchina-020317_17feb20.jpg China's central bank cut the interest rate on medium Term loans on Monday to lessen the impact of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, outbreak on the economy. The People's Bank of China reduced the medium term lending facility, or MLF, by 10 basis points to 3.15 percent. On Monday, the bank offered...

singaporegdp-aug13_17feb20.jpg Singapore's economic growth rose more than initially estimated in the fourth quarter, but the government downgraded the growth outlook as the China coronavirus outbreak is expected to severely hurt the domestic economy.

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports decreased at a less-than-expected rate in January, data from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. Non-oil domestic exports dropped 3.3 percent year-on-year in January, after a 2.4 percent rise in December. Economists had expected a 5.5 percent decline. Electronic...

Japan industrial production rose at a softer pace in December, than in the initial estimate, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Monday. Industrial production rose a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent month-on-month in December. In the initial estimate production increased...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan's gross domestic product was down an annualized 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Cabinet Office said in Monday's preliminary report. That was well shy of expectations for a decline 3.8 percent following the 0.5 percent increase in the three months prior. On a seasonally adjusted...

Japan's gross domestic product contracted by an annualized 6.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Cabinet Office said in Monday's preliminary report. That was well shy of expectations for a decline 3.8 percent following the 0.5 percent increase in the three months prior. On a seasonally...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, and at a sharply higher rate, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Performance of Services Index score of 57.1. That's up from the upwardly revised 52.1 in December (originally 51.9) and it moves further above...

Japan will on Monday release preliminary Q4 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to have fallen a seasonally adjusted 1.0 percent on quarter and 3.8 percent on year after rising 0.4 percent on quarter and 1.8 percent on year...

Japan's tertiary industry activity declined unexpectedly in December, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The tertiary industry activity index fell 0.2 percent month-on-month in December. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent rise. Among the major industries,...

India's wholesale prices rose at a faster-than-expected rate in January, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Friday. The wholesale price index rose 3.1 percent year-on-year in January, following a 2.59 percent increase in December. Economists had expected a 2.92 percent rise. Build...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Food prices in New Zealand advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. Unadjusted, food prices gained 2.1 percent. On a monthly basis, fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.7 percent (down 0.3 percent after seasonal adjustment); while meat,...

Food prices in New Zealand were up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday. Unadjusted, food prices gained 2.1 percent. On a monthly basis, fruit and vegetable prices rose 3.7 percent (down 0.3 percent after seasonal adjustment); while meat,...

Japan will on Friday see December numbers for its tertiary industry index, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The index is expected to add 0.1 percent on month, slowing from 1.3 percent in November. New Zealand will see January numbers for food prices and for the manufacturing...

Producer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on month in January, the Bank of Japan said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for a flat reading following the 0.1 percent increase in December. On a yearly basis, producer prices jumped 1.7 percent - again beating forecasts for 1.5 percent and...

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