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Hong Kong's consumer price inflation eased in September, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The composite consumer price index rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in September, after a 1.6 percent increase in August. Economists had expected 3.0 percent rise. Excluding...

Taiwan's unemployment rate decreased in September, data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed on Friday. The unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.92 percent in September from 4.08 percent in August. On an unadjusted basis, the jobless rate declined...

Malaysia's consumer prices inflation rose in September, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Consumer price inflation rose to 2.2 percent in September from 2.0 percent in August. Economists had expected the inflation rise 2.1 percent. The annual growth was largely driven by...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to expand in October, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Jibun Bank showed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 53.0. That's up from 51.5 in September, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

Overall inflation in Japan was up 0.2 percent on year in September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.1 percent following the 0.4 percent drop in August. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, was up 0.1 percent...

The manufacturing sector in Australia continued to expand in October, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 57.3. That's up from 56.8 in September, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

Japan will on Friday release September figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, overall inflation was down 0.2 percent on month and 0.4 percent on year, while core CPI was flat on year. Japan also will see October results for the manufacturing,...

Hong Kong's unemployment rate declined in September, the labor force statistics from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 4.5 percent in three months to September from 4.7 percent in three months to August. The underemployment...

New Zealand credit card spending declined for the second straight month in September, albeit at a softer pace, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand said on Thursday. Credit card spending decreased 3.3 percent monthly in September, after a 15.8 percent drop in August. On a yearly basis, credit card...

New Zealand will on Thursday release September figures for credit card spending, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In August, credit card spending surged 27.2 percent on year. Hong Kong will see September figures for unemployment in August, the jobless rate was 4.7 percent.

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.2 percent on month in September, the Bank of Korea said on Thursday - slowing from 0.4 percent in August. On a yearly basis, producer prices climbed 7.5 percent - up from 7.4 percent in the previous month. Individually, agricultural and forestry products...

Taiwan's export orders increased more than expected in September, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Wednesday. Export orders advanced 25.7 percent year-on-year in September. Economists had expected a 17.0 percent growth. Orders for mineral products accelerated 120.8 percent annually...

chinaflag july24 20oct21 China maintained its benchmark loan prime rates for the 18th consecutive month, as widely expected. The one-year loan prime rate was kept unchanged at 3.85 percent and the five-year LPR at 4.65 percent. The one-year and five-year loan prime rates were last lowered in April 2020. The one-year loan prime rate was cut by 20 basis points and five-year rate by 10 basis points in April 2020.

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 622.8 billion yen in September, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That missed forecasts for a shortfall of 519.2 billion yen following the downwardly revised 637.2 billion yen deficit in August (originally -635.4 billion yen). Exports climbed...

Japan will on Wednesday release September figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to surged 34.4 percent on year, slowing from 44.7 percent in August. Exports are called higher by an annual 11.0 percent, down...

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