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China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q3 numbers for gross domestic product and September figures for industrial production, retail sale, fixed asset investment and unemployment. GDP is expected to rise 1.5 percent...

guydebelle-oct17.jpg Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle said the construction activity is set to continue its downward trend and the effect on the broader economy is somewhat more than expected. Much of the downturn in construction activity is still ahead, he said in a speech on Thursday. "We are forecasting a further 7 per cent decline in dwelling investment over the next year, and there is some

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports continued to decline in September albeit at a slower pace, data from Enterprise Singapore showed Thursday. Non-oil domestic exports decreased 8.1 percent year-on-year in September, following a 9 percent fall in August. This was also slower than the expected 7.2...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.2 percent in September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was shy of expectations for 5.3 percent, which would have been unchanged from the August reading. The Australian economy added 14,700 jobs last...

Australia will on Thursday release jobless numbers for September, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.3 percent, with the addition of 15,000 jobs following the gain of 34,700 jobs in August. The participation rate is called...

Hong Kong's banks agreed to take measures to support small and medium enterprises, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority said Wednesday, as the economy likely slipped into a recession in the third quarter due to the adverse effect from the anti-government protests. Earlier on Wednesday, Hong Kong's Chief...

hongkong-sept06_16oct19.jpg Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam unveiled measures to make housing affordable to citizens after anti-government protests dragged the economy into a recession. In her third policy address, Lam focused on housing, land supply, improving people's livelihood and economic development. Lam invited the Hong Kong Housing Authority to explore the feasibility of redeveloping its factory estates.

Australia's leading index that indicates the likely pace of future economic activity weakened further in September, the Westpac reported Wednesday. The Westpac- Melbourne Institute leading index dropped to -0.92 percent from -0.24 percent in August. The index suggested that the growth through...

bankofkorea-july18_15oct19.jpg South Korea's central bank lowered its key interest rate as economic growth is set to fall below projection owing to the continued US-China trade disputes and escalating geopolitical risks. The Monetary Policy Board of the Bank of Korea on Wednesday decided to cut the base rate by 25 basis points to 1.25 percent. The rate matched the record low seen during 2017.

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand climbed 0.7 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - surpassing expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. Housing and household utilities rose 1.2 percent...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.7 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday - surpassing expectations for an increase of 0.6 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous three months. Housing and household utilities rose 1.2 percent...

New Zealand will release Q3 numbers for consumer prices on Wednesday, setting the pace for a light day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is predicted to rise 0.6 percent on quarter and 1.4 percent on year after gaining 0.6 percent on quarter and 1.7 percent on year in the three months prior. Australia...

imf-101519.jpg Global economy is set to expand at the slowest pace in a decade this year amid weak manufacturing momentum, and rising trade and geopolitical tensions, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The global lender cut the growth forecast for this year to 3 percent from 3.3 percent projected in April, in its latest World Economic Outlook.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority late Monday trimmed the countercyclical capital buffer for bank to 2 percent from 2.5 percent, citing the slowing economy amid the anti-government protests. "Economic indicators and other relevant evidence have signaled that the economic environment in Hong Kong has...

All nine regions across Japan had been either expanding or recovering, the Bank of Japan said in its Regional Economic Report, released Tuesday. Compared with the previous assessment in July, the assessment of Hokkaido region was revised up, whereas the other eight regions reported that their assessments...

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