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Private sector credit in Australia was up 0.3 percent on month in January, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - exceeding forecasts for 0.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. On a yearly basis, private sector credit was up 2.5 percent - again topping expectations...

japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial production in Japan climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Friday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.2 percent following the 1.2 percent gain in December. On an annual basis, industrial...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Friday - following the 3.7 percent jump in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dropped 2.4 percent following the 6.2 percent spike in the previous month. The...

Industrial output in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Friday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.2 percent following the 1.2 percent gain in December. On an annual basis, industrial...

The total value of retail sales in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 0.1 percent following the 0.2 percent gain in December. On a yearly basis, retail sales...

Industrial output in South Korea was down a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That followed the 3.7 percent jump in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dropped 2.4 percent following the 6.2 percent spike in the previous month. The...

Overall consumer prices in the Tokyo region were up just 0.4 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.5 percent and down from 0.6 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices,...

The jobless rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for 2.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.49, well shy...

Japan is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are January numbers for unemployment, industrial production, retail sales, construction orders and housing starts, as well as February figures for Tokyo area inflation. The...

Private capital expenditure in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 2.8 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday - coming in at A$28.454 billion. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent following the 0.4 percent drop...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$340 million in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a shortfall of NZ$549 million following the NZ$547 million surplus in December. Exports climbed an annual 8.8 percent or NZ$382 million in January to...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$340 million in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a shortfall of NZ$549 million following the NZ$547 million surplus in December. Exports climbed an annual 8.8 percent in January to NZ$4.73 billion, exceeding...

New Zealand is on Thursday scheduled to release January figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to be worth NZ$5.00 billion, roughly unchanged from the December reading. Exports are pegged at NZ$4.44 billion,...

hongkong-sept06_26feb20.jpg Hong Kong unveiled a record high budget deficit for the next fiscal year as the government plans to implement counter-cyclical measures of a massive scale of over HK$120 billion to kickstart the economy that sunk into recession after political unrest, and whose outlook is further damped by the coronavirus outbreak.

Singapore industrial production rose unexpectedly in January, data from the Economic Development Board showed on Wednesday. Industrial production increased 3.4 percent year-on-year in January, reversing a 3.7 percent drop in December. Economists had forecast a 5.3 percent fall. Excluding biomedical...

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