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Indonesia's central bank left the key interest rate unchanged for a fifth consecutive month on Thursday and announced measures to boost domestic demand. The Board of Governors agreed to hold the BI 7-day reverse repo rate at 6 percent, Bank Indonesia said. The decision was in line with economists'...

boj-013117_25apr19.jpg The Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged on Thursday and announced that the interest rates will remain very low for an extended period, at least through spring 2020, reflecting uncertainties concerning economy and prices, and the effects of the scheduled consumption tax hike. The Policy Board of the BoJ voted 7-2 to maintain interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the bank.

bank-of-korea-040915.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product was down a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2019, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's advanced estimate. That follows the 1.0 percent increase in the three months prior. Real gross domestic income picked up 0.2 percent on quarter...

South Korea's gross domestic product contracted a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the first quarter of 2019, the Bank of Korea said in Thursday's advanced estimate. That follows the 1.0 percent increase in the three months prior. On an annualized yearly basis, GDP climbed 1.8 percent,...

The Bank of Japan will wrap up its monetary policy meeting and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting an otherwise light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The Bank of Japan is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at -0.1 percent. The central bank...

Malaysia's consumer prices rose annually in March after falling in the previous month, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in March, partly reversing a 0.4 percent fall in February. Economists had expected prices to...

Singapore's inflation rose marginally in March, data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed on Tuesday. The consumer price inflation rose to 0.6 percent in March from 0.5 percent in February. Economists had expected a 0.7 percent rise in inflation. The...

New Zealand will on Tuesday release March numbers for credit card spending, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, credit card spending was up 0.2 percent on month and 6.4 percent on year. Japan will see March figures for department store sales and machine tool...

Taiwan's unemployment rate fell slightly in Mach, the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics or DGBAS said on Monday. The jobless rate dropped marginally to an unadjusted 3.68 percent in March from 3.72 percent in February. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose...

Japan will on Monday see convenience store sales data for March, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In February, convenience store sales were up 2.0 percent on year. Also, the markets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong are closed for Easter Monday and will re-open on Tuesday.

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.5 percent on year in March, the ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.2 percent in February. Core consumer prices were up 0.8 percent on year - exceeding expectations...

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.3 percent on month in March, the Bank of Korea said on Friday. That follows the 0.1 percent increase in February. Individually, agricultural, forestry and marine products climbed 1.0 percent on month, while manufacturing products added 0.4 percent, services...

Japan is scheduled to release March numbers for consumer prices, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall nationwide inflation is expected to have added 0.5 percent on year after gaining 0.2 percent in February. Core CPI is called steady at 0.7 percent. Japan also will...

Australia will on Thursday release March figures for unemployment, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to come in at 5.0 percent, up from 4.9 percent in February. The Australian economy is forecast to have added 15,000 jobs following the addition...

chinaflag-aug14_17apr19.jpg China's economy grew at a stable pace in the first quarter of this year, defying expectations for a modest easing, led by robust investment, preliminary data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. Gross domestic product grew 6.4 percent year-on-year, same as in the final three months of 2018. Economists had expected 6.3 percent growth.

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