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Japan's private sector declined in February at the strongest pace since April 2014, driven by the contraction in services output, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Friday. The au Jibun Bank flash composite output index fell to 47.0 in February from 50.1 in January. A score below 50 indicates...

Japan's all industry activity remained unchanged in December, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The all industry activity index remained unchanged month-on-month in December, after a 0.9 percent rise in November. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent rise. Among...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation rose in January, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in January following a 1.0 percent increase in December. This was in line with economists' expectation. Among the main groups,...

Japan's inflation slowed in January after rising in the previous month, data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs showed on Friday. The consumer price index increased 0.7 percent year-on-year in January, slower than 0.8 percent rise in the preceding month. This was in line with economists' expectation....

Japan is on Friday scheduled to release January figures for consumer prices, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is expected to gain 0.7 percent on year, slowing from 0.8 percent in December. Core CPI is tipped to gain an annual 0.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent...

Hong Kong's consumer price inflation eased for the fifth months in a row in January, data from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. The consumer price index rose 1.4 percent year-on-year in January, slower than a 2.9 percent increase in December. Economists had expected the inflation...

Singapore wholesale trade declined in the fourth quarter, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Thursday. At current prices, domestic wholesale sales declined a seasonally adjusted 8.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the previous quarter. Excluding...

unemployment-021010.jpg The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for 5.2 percent and was up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy added 13.500 jobs last month to 12,995,400 people,...

The unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for 5.2 percent and was up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy added 13.500 jobs last month, again surpassing...

Australia will on Thursday release unemployment figures for January, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to come in at 5.2 percent, up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy is tipped to add 10,000 jobs following the addition of...

Producer price outputs in New Zealand were up 0.4 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2019, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday, slowing from the 1.0 percent gain in the previous three months. Producer price inputs were up 0.1 percent on quarter, slowing from 0.9 percent in the three months...

imf-oct09_19feb20.jpg Global economy is set for a fragile and shallow recovery and the coronavirus outbreak in China is posing a new threat to the outlook, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday.

The wage price index in Australia was up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - unchanged and in line with expectations. On a yearly basis, wages advanced 2.2 percent - also unchanged and matching forecasts. Public...

The value of core machine orders in Japan was down 12.5 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Wednesday - coming in at 824.8 billion yen. That missed forecasts for a decline of 8.9 percent following the 18.0 percent surge in November. On an annual basis, core machine orders sank...

Japan posted a merchandise trade deficit of 1,312.6 billion yen in January, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday. That beat estimates for a shortfall of 1,684.8 billion yen following the 154.6 billion yen deficit in December. Exports were down 2.6 percent on year, beating expectations for...

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