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China's bank lending increased more than expected in November, data from the People's Bank of China showed Tuesday. Banks extended CNY 1.39 trillion new loans in November versus CNY 661 billion in October. Lending was forecast to rise to CNY 1.2 trillion. Bank lending usually increases in November...

The Philippine trade deficit narrowed in October as exports rise amid a decline in imports, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed on Tuesday. The visible trade deficit narrowed to $3.25 billion in October from $4.42 billion last year. Economists had forecast a deficit of $3.60 billion. Exports...

chinanflation1-dec10.jpg China's consumer price inflation accelerated to the highest since early 2012 in November as disruption to pork supply pushed up food inflation, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Tuesday. Another report from NBS showed that producer prices declined for the fifth consecutive month in November.

Australia's business confidence declined in November, unwinding the increase seen in previous month, while business conditions remained unchanged, survey data from National Australia Bank showed Tuesday. The business confidence index dropped two points to zero in November suggesting that on average...

Consumer prices in China were up 4.5 percent on year in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 4.3 percent and was up from 3.8 percent in October. On a monthly basis, consumer prices climbed 0.4 percent after gaining 0.9 percent...

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.8 percent on year in November, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - coming in at 1,038.4 trillion yen. That's up from the downwardly revised 2.4 percent in October (originally 2.5 percent). The M3 money stock rose an annual 2.3 percent, up from the downwardly...

China will on Tuesday release November numbers for consumer and producer prices, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Consumer prices are tipped to have risen 4.4 percent, accelerating from 3.8 percent in October. Producer prices are called lower by an annual 1.5 percent after...

A measure of the public assessment of the Japanese economy rose in November after falling in the previous month, survey data from the Cabinet Office showed on Monday. The current conditions index of the Economy Watchers' Survey, which measures the current situation, increased to 39.4 in November from...

Japan's gross domestic product was bumped all the way up to a seasonally adjusted annualized 1.6 percent in the third quarter of 2019, the Cabinet Office said in Monday's revision. That was a sharp upward move from the 0.2 percent gain originally reported last month for Q3. On a seasonally adjusted...

Overall bank lending in Japan was up 2.1 percent on year in November, the Bank of Japan said on Monday - coming in at 540.3 billion yen. That follows the 2.0 percent increase in October. Excluding trusts, bank lending advanced an annual 2.3 percent to 470.6 billion yen after gaining 2.2 percent...

Japan had a current account surplus of 1,816.8 billion yen in October, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday - exceeding expectations for 1,806.8 billion yen and up from 1,612.9 billion in September. The trade balance reflected a surplus of 254.0 billion yen - also beating forecasts for 138.8 billion...

The value of manufacturing sales in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2019,. Statistics New Zealand said on Monday - after dipping 0.7 percent in the three months prior. The main industry movements were meat and dairy products, up NZ$169 million...

Japan is scheduled to release a batch of data on Monday, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are final Q3 figures for gross domestic product, October numbers for current account and November data for bank lending and the eco watchers survey. GDP is expected to have risen...

Japan's leading index fell to the lowest level in nearly ten years in October, data from the Cabinet Office showed on Friday. The leading index, which measures the future economic activity, came in at 91.8 in October, down from 91.9 in September. The latest index was the lowest since November 2009,...

Japan household spending declined notably in October after the government implemented the sales tax hike on October 1, official data showed Friday. Data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications showed that household spending decreased 5.1 percent annually in October, in contrast to...

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