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china flag 041317 16apr21 China's economy registered record growth in the first quarter of 2021, largely due to the extremely low base of comparison as the pandemic struck the economy in the same period last year. Gross domestic product advanced 18.3 percent on a yearly basis in the first quarter, much faster than the 6.5 percent growth posted in the preceding quarter, data from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed.

China's gross domestic product expanded 18.3 percent on year in the first quarter of 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That was shy of estimates for a jump of 19.0 percent but was up sharply from the 6.5 percent growth in the fourth quarter of 2020. The bureau also said that...

The value of non-oil domestic exports in Singapore was up a seasonally adjusted 1.2 percent on month in March, Enterprise Singapore said on Friday. That beat forecasts for a decline of 1.3 percent following the upwardly revised 8.3 percent increase in February (originally 8.2 percent). The level...

The manufacturing sector in New Zealand continued to expand in March, and at a much faster pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a record-high Performance of Manufacturing Index score of 63.6. That's up from the upwardly revised 54.2 in February (originally 53.4) and it moves...

China is scheduled to release a batch of data on Friday, headlining a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are Q1 numbers for gross domestic product and March figures for industrial production, fixed asset investment, retail sales and unemployment. GDP is tipped to rise 1.5 percent...

India's wholesale prices rose in March, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Thursday. The wholesale price index increased 7.39 percent year-on-year in March, following a 4.17 percent rise in February. Economists had expected a 5.9 percent rise. The primary articles price index...

unemployment 021010 The unemployment rate in Australia was a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was lower than expectations for 5.7 percent and down from 5.8 percent in February. The Australian economy added 70,700 jobs last month to 13,077,600 - far...

The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent in March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That was lower than expectations for 5.7 percent and down from 5.8 percent in February. The Australian economy added 70,700 jobs last month - far surpassing...

Food prices in New Zealand were up 0.5 percent on year in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - slowing from the 1.5 percent gain in February. Individually, fruit and vegetable prices increased 2.3 percent on year; meat, poultry, and fish prices decreased 3.0 percent; grocery food prices...

Australia will on Thursday release March figures for unemployment, setting the pace for a modest day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. The jobless rate is expected to fall to 5.7 percent from 5.8 percent in February, with the addition of 35,000 jobs after gaining 88,700 jobs in the previous month....

singaporecentralbank mas 041318 13apr21 Singapore central bank retained its monetary policy stance as the policymakers viewed it appropriate amid weak outlook for core inflation and continuing economic recovery. The Monetary Authority of Singapore decided to maintain a zero percent per annum rate of appreciation of the Nominal Effective Exchange Rate, or S$NEER.

South Korea's unemployment rate declined in March, data from Statistics Korea showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 percent in March from 4.0 percent in February. In the same month last year, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. On an unadjusted basis, the...

newzealandcentralbank sept25 13apr21 New Zealand's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday, as widely expected, and agreed to cut its interest rates further if required as the economic outlook remains highly uncertain. The Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand decided to keep the Official Cash Rate at 0.25 percent and the Large Scale Asset Purchase at NZ$100 billion.

Consumer confidence in Australia spiked in April, the latest survey from Wetspac Bank and the Melbourne Institute revealed on Wednesday - jumping 6.2 percent on month to a reading of 118.8. That's the highest reading for the index since August 2010. Those employed in the recreational services and...

singaporegdp 071219 Singapore's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.0 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2021, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in Wednesday's advance estimate. That beat expectations for an increase of 1.5 percent following the 3.8 percent growth in the fourth...

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