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Hong Kong's jobless rate rose during the October to December period, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Tuesday. The unemployment rate increased to 6.6 percent during the October to December period from 6.3 percent during the September to November period. This was the highest...

New Zealand retail card spending growth accelerated in December driven by higher spending on groceries, furniture and electronics, Statistics New Zealand reported Tuesday. Total retail card spending grew 3.5 percent year-on-year, which was faster than the 1.4 percent annual growth posted in November. At...

Japan's industrial production declined for the first time in six months in November, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Monday. Industrial output dropped 0.5 percent month-on-month, in contrast to October's 4 percent increase and the flash estimate of nil growth....

chinagdp1 jan17 18jan21 China's economy gained further momentum towards the end of 2020 as the domestic activity continued to recover from the Covid-19 driven downturn. Gross domestic product climbed 6.5 percent on year in the fourth quarter of 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday. The rate exceeded expectations for an increase of 6.1 percent and up from 4.9 percent growth posted in the third quarter

China's gross domestic product climbed 6.5 percent on year in the fourth quarter of 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday - exceeding expectations for an increase of 6.1 percent and up from 4.9 percent in the three months prior. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, GDP expanded...

Non-oil domestic exports climbed 6.6 percent on month in December, Enterprise Singapore said on Monday. That beat expectations for an increase of 3.6 percent following the upwardly revised 3.7 percent decline in November (originally -3.8 percent). On a yearly basis, non-oil domestic exports jumped...

China is scheduled to release a batch of data on Monday, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q4 numbers for gross domestic product, as well as December data for industrial production, retail sales, unemployment and fixed asset investment. GDP is expected to rise...

Indonesia's trade balance swung to a surplus in December, as exports rose and imports declined, figures from Statistics Indonesia showed on Friday. The trade balance registered a surplus of $2.10 billion in December versus a deficit of $0.08 billion a year ago. Economists had expected a surplus of...

Japan's tertiary activity dropped for the sixth month in a row in November, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The tertiary activity index declined 0.7 percent month-on-month in November, after a 1.6 percent increase in October. Among the individual components,...

The total value of overall home loans in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent on month in November, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at A$23.96 billion. Owner-occupied home loans gained 5.5 percent to A$18.34 billion, while investment lending climbed 6.0...

newzealandcpi 071510 Food prices in New Zealand jumped 2.9 percent on year in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - accelerating from 2.6 percent in November. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices increased 8.9 percent on year; meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 0.7 percent; grocery food prices increased...

The Bank of Korea will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Friday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The central bank is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 0.50 percent. Australia will release...

Food prices in New Zealand were up 2.9 percent on year in December, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - accelerating from 2.6 percent in November. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices increased 8.9 percent on year; meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 0.7 percent; grocery food prices increased...

India's wholesale prices increased at a softer pace in December, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Thursday. The wholesale price index rose 1.22 percent year-on-year in December, after a 1.55 percent increase in November. Economists had expected a 1.3 percent rise. The primary...

The Bank of Japan upgraded its economic assessment of three out of nine regions and downgraded one, according to the latest Regional Economic Report, released Thursday. Many regions, while noting that their economy had been in a severe situation due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, there were...

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