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Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.2 percent on year in August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - in line with expectations and slowing from 0.3 percent in July. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food costs, sank an annual 0.4 percent - again matching...

Japan will on Friday release August numbers for consumer prices, highlighting a very light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is tipped to slow to 0.1 percent on year from 0.3 percent in July. On a monthly basis, inflation is pegged at -0.4 percent following the flat reading...

Indonesia's central bank left its key interest rates unchanged on Thursday it expects inflation to remain low and economic expansion to be gradual. Bank Indonesia left the 7-day reverse repo rate unchanged at 4 percent as expected. The bank had reduced the key interest rate four times this year to...

Hong Kong's jobless rate remained stable in the June to August period, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The jobless rate remained unchanged at 6.1 percent during the June to August. Economists had forecast a 6.3 percent rate. The underemployment rate rose to 3.8...

Taiwan's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged as expected and lifted its growth outlook for this year citing strong exports of goods following the easing of the coronavirus containment measures by trading partners. Policymakers decided to hold the benchmark rate at a record low 1.125...

newzealandcentralbank sept25 17sep20 The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is set to consider whether to postpone further the capital review of local banks after the stress test revealed that banks can draw on their buffers to meet customers' need during challenging economic times. In December 2019, the central bank had decided to delay the implementation of capital review, including the proposed increase in capital requirement.

Various stimulus measures adopted by the Reserve Bank of Australia since March have achieved their objective in keeping funding costs low and ensured credit supply, especially to small businesses, Reserve Bank of Australia's Head of Domestic Markets Marion Kohler said in a speech on Thursday. In...

bankofjapan jun20 17sep20 The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary policy stimulus and slightly lifted its assessment about the economy on Thursday, after Yoshihide Suga took charge as new Prime Minister. The Policy Board of the BoJ voted 8-1 to retain the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the central bank.

Japan's central bank maintained its monetary policy easing as widely expected, on Thursday. The Policy Board of the Bank of Japan voted 8-1 to retain the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the central bank. The bank will continue to purchase...

unemployment 021010 The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That blew away expectations for 7.7 percent and was down from 7.5 percent in July. The Australian economy added 111,000 jobs last month to 12,583,400 - again...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 6.8 percent in August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That blew away expectations for 7.7 percent and was down from 7.5 percent in July. The Australian economy added 111,000 jobs last month - again shattering...

Non-oil exports in Singapore were up a seasonally adjusted 10.5 percent on month in August, Enterprise Singapore said on Thursday. That exceeded forecasts for an increase of 0.9 percent following the 1.2 percent gain in July. On a yearly basis, non-oil exports rose 7.7 percent - again beating expectations...

newzealandcpi 071510 New Zealand's gross domestic product dropped 12.2 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2020, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - marking the country's largest single-quarter decline on record. That actually beat forecasts for a decline of 12.8 percent following the 1.6 percent drop in...

New Zealand's gross domestic product saw its largest ever drop in the second quarter of 2020, tumbling 12.2 percent, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That actually beat forecasts for a decline of 12.8 percent following the 1.6 percent drop in the previous three months. Service industries...

The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Thursday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at -0.1 percent, although it may introduce...

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