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Malaysia's consumer prices declined at a slower pace in February, as a decrease in transport costs was offset by increases in utility and food prices, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index fell 0.4 percent year-on-year in February after a 0.7 percent...

The manufacturing sector in Japan continued to contract at a steady pace, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 48.9. That's unchanged from the February reading and it remains beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Individually,...

Overall nationwide inflation in Japan was up 0.2 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 0.3 percent and unchanged from the January reading. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food prices,...

Japan will on Friday release February figures for nationwide consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is tipped to add 0.3 percent on year, up from 0.2 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices, is called steady at 0.8...

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - beneath expectations for 5.0 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading. The Australian economy added 4,600 jobs in February to 12,763,400,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 4.9 percent in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - beneath expectations for 5.0 percent, which would have been unchanged from the January reading. The Australian economy added 4,600 jobs in February, shy...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations following the 0.3 percent gain in the previous three months. Individually, service industries grew...

New Zealand's gross domestic product advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was in line with expectations following the 0.3 percent gain in the previous three months. Individually, service industries grew...

New Zealand will on Thursday release Q4 figures for gross domestic product, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to add 0.6 percent on quarter and 2.5 percent on year after rising 0.3 percent on quarter and 2.6 percent on year in the three months prior. New...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. The current account deficit for the year ended December 2018 widened to NZ$11.0 billion (3.7 percent of GDP) from the NZ$8.2 billion deficit for...

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.1 percent on month in February, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - following the 0.2 percent decline in January. Individually, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products fell 3.6 percent on month, while manufacturing products added 0.3 percent,...

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. The current account deficit for the year ended December 2018 widened to NZ$11.0 billion (3.7 percent of GDP) from the NZ$8.2 billion deficit for...

The Bank of Japan will on Wednesday release the minutes from its Jan. 23 monetary policy meeting, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the board maintained interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the bank. It...

House prices in Australia were down 2.4 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - coming in at A$6.677 trillion. That missed expectations for a fall of 2.0 percent following the 1.5 percent decline in the three months prior. The capital...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will on Tuesday release the minutes from its March 5 monetary policy meeting, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the board voted to maintain the cash rate at the record low of 1.50 percent. The interest rate has remained at the...

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