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australiacentralbank july02 07dec21 Australia's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged, as widely expected on Tuesday, and assessed that the new coronavirus variant Omicron is unlikely to derail the recovery. The policy board of the Reserve Bank of Australia headed by Governor Philip Lowe decided to leave its cash rate unchanged at a record low of 0.10 percent.

Japan's leading index increased in October, preliminary data from the Cabinet Office showed on Tuesday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, rose to 102.1 in October from 100.2 in September. This was the highest since July, when the it was 103.8. The coincident index...

chinatrade july12 07dec21 China's exports and imports expanded notably and exceeded economists' expectations in November but the pace of exports growth slowed reflecting weak demand. Data from the General Administration of Customs showed that exports grew at a pace of 22 percent year-on-year in November, faster than the economists' forecast of 19 percent. However, this was slower than the 27.1 percent increase posted in O

Australia's central bank left its key interest rate and bond purchase programme unchanged on Tuesday. The policy board of the Reserve Bank of Australia headed by Governor Philip Lowe decided to leave its cash rate unchanged at a record low of 0.10 percent. The board also voted to continue with...

China's exports grew more than expected in November, reports said citing data from the General Administration of Customs on Tuesday. Exports grew 22 percent on a yearly basis in November, which was bigger than the economists' forecast of 19 percent. Likewise, imports advanced 31.7 percent from...

Overall consumer prices in the Philippines were up 4.2 percent on year in November, the National Statistics Office said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 3.9 percent and was down from 4.6 percent in October. On a monthly basis, overall inflation gained 0.7 percent - beating...

House prices in Australia were up a seasonally adjusted 5.0 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2021, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - slowing from 6.7 percent in the previous three months. On a yearly basis, house prices jumped 21.7 percent, up from 16.8 percent in the...

The total number of building permits issued in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 12.9 percent on month in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - coming in at 15,911. That was in line with expectations following the 3.9 percent drop in September. Permits for private...

The average of household spending in Japan was down 0.6 percent on year in October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Tuesday - coming in at 281,996 yen. That was in line with expectations following the 1.9 percent annual drop in September. On a monthly basis, household...

bank of korea 040915 South Korea posted a current account surplus of $6.95 billion in October, the Bank of Korea said on Tuesday - down from $10.07 billion in September. The goods account surplus fell to $5.64 billion, compared to the $10.17 billion figure in October 2020. The services account saw a $0.63 billion surplus,...

South Korea had a current account surplus of $6.95 billion in October, the Bank of Korea said on Tuesday - down from $10.07 billion in September. The goods account surplus fell to $5.64 billion, compared to the $10.17 billion figure in October 2020. The services account saw a $0.63 billion surplus,...

The Reserve Bank of Australia will wrap up its monetary policy meeting on Tuesday and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The RBA is widely expected to keep its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 0.10 percent. Australia also will...

centarlbkchina june25 06dec21 China's central bank lowered its reserve requirement ratio for the second time this year in order to support growth that is widely expected to weaken at the end of the year. The People's Bank of China decided to cut the RRR for major commercial banks by 50 basis points. The reduction will take effect on December 15.

Saudi Arabia's non-oil private sector growth eased in November, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Monday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 56.9 in November from 57.7 in October. Any reading above 50 indicates growth in the sector. New orders declined for the second straight month in...

Australia will on Monday see November figures for job ads and inflation, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In October, the job advertisement survey from ANZ was up 6.2 percent on month, while the inflation gauge from TD Securities was up 0.2 percent on month. Also, the...

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