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Taiwan's consumer price inflation increased in July, data released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics revealed on Thursday. Consumer prices rose 1.95 percent year-on-year in July, following 1.87 percent increase in June. Economists had forecast a 1.81 percent increase. The...

Singapore retail sales increased at a softer pace in June, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Thursday. Retail sales grew 26.8 percent year-on-year in June, after a 79.7 percent rise in May. Motor vehicle sales rose 80.6 percent annually in June, after a 421.2 percent growth in the...

indonesiaflag may05 05aug21 Indonesia's economy rebounded at a faster-than-expected pace in the second quarter driven by robust consumption, investment and foreign demand, official data showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product expanded 7.07 percent year-on-year, in contrast to the 0.71 percent decline posted in the first quarter, Statistics Indonesia reported.

Australia posted a merchandise trade surplus of A$10.496 billion in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for a surplus of A$10.45 billion following the downwardly revised A$9.269 billion surplus in the previous month (originally A$9.681 billion). Exports...

Consumer prices in the Philippines were up 4.0 percent on year in July, the National Statistics Office said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 3.9 percent and was down from 4.1 percent in June. On a monthly basis, consumer prices ere up a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent...

Australia will on Thursday release June figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In May, imports were up 3.0 percent and exports rose 6.0 percent for a trade surplus of A$9.681 billion. The Philippines will provide July figures for...

Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low for the tenth straight meeting, on Wednesday. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Thailand voted 4-2 to retain the interest rate at 0.50 percent. Two members sought a quarter-point reduction in rates. The bank had...

India's service sector contracted at a softer pace in July, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 45.4 in July from 41.2 in June. Economists had forecast the index to rise to 49.0. A reading below 50.0 indicates contraction in the sector....

chinapmi jun05 04aug21 China's service sector activity logged a steeper growth in July as the successful containment of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases led to greater customer numbers and boosted new order intakes, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. At 54.9 in July, the Caixin Purchasing Managers' Index rebounded from June's 14-month low of 50.3 and signaled a sharp and accelerated expansion.

The services sector in China continued to expand in July, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Caixin showed on Wednesday with a services PMI score of 54.9. That was up from 50.3 and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Underpinning...

The total value of retail sales in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 1.8 percent on month in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday - coming in at A$30.590 billion. That was in line with expectations following the 0.4 percent increase in May. June was impacted heavily...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in July, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank showed on Wednesday with a services PMI score of 47.4. That's down from 48.0 in June and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. The...

The private sector in Singapore picked up steam in July, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Wednesday with a PMI score of 56.7. That's up from 50.1, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. A brief period of Phase 3 re-opening,...

The private sector in Hong Kong continued to expand in July, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Wednesday with a PMI score of 51.3. That's down from 51.4, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. The...

The services sector in Australia fell into contraction territory in July, the latest survey from Markit Economics showed on Wednesday with a services PMI score of 44.2. That's down sharply from 56.8 in June and it falls firmly beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Business...

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