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Singapore's exports declined the most over two years in January, figures from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. Non-oil domestic exports, or NODX, dropped 10.1 percent year-on-year following an 8.5 percent decline in December. The latest decline was the biggest since 2016. NODX decreased for...

thailand-aug20_18feb19.jpg Thailand's economy expanded at the fastest pace six years in 2018, driven by stronger domestic demand that offset slowing export growth, but the momentum is likely to lose steam due to a general election and a sluggish global economy. Gross domestic product grew 4.1 percent in 2018, after a 4 percent expansion in the previous year, the National Economic and Social Development Council said Monday.

japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg The value of core machine orders in Japan eased 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - exceeding expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The value of core machine orders in Japan was down 0.1 percent on month in December, the Cabinet Office said on Monday - beating expectations for a decline of 1.0 percent following the flat reading in November. On a yearly basis, core machine orders were up 0.9 percent - shy of forecasts for an increase...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, and at a faster pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a Services PMI score of 56.3. That's up from 53.2 in December, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust level of 50 that separates expansion from contraction. Among...

Japan will on Monday release December data for core machine orders, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Core machine orders are predicted to have fallen 1.1 percent on month and climbed 3.4 percent on year following the flat monthly reading and the 0.8 percent increase in...

Consumer prices in China were up 1.7 percent on year in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for an increase of 1.9 percent, which would have been unchanged from the December reading. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.5 percent following...

bank-of-korea-040915.jpg South Korea posted a current account surplus of $4.82 billion in December, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - down from $5.22 billion in November. The goods account surplus narrowed to $6.53 billion in December, compared to the $7.92 billion surplus in December 2017. The services account deficit...

South Korea had a current account surplus of $4.82 billion in December, the Bank of Korea said on Friday - down from $5.22 billion in November. The goods account surplus narrowed to $6.53 billion in December, compared to the $7.92 billion surplus in December 2017. The services account deficit was...

The manufacturing sector in New Zealand continued to expand in January, albeit at a slower pace, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Friday with a manufacturing PMI score of 53.1. That's down from 54.8 in December, although it remains above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

China will on Friday release January numbers for consumer and producer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, consumer prices were up 1.9 percent and producer prices advanced an annual 0.9 percent. Japan will provide final December figures for industrial...

India's wholesale price inflation eased for a third month and at a faster than expected pace in January, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Thursday. Wholesale prices climbed 2.76 percent year-on-year in January after a 3.8 percent rise in December. Economists had expected a...

chinatrade-oct12_14feb19.jpg China's foreign trade data for January came in stronger than expected with a surprise rise in exports and smaller decline in imports, official data showed on Thursday. Exports rose 9.1 percent year-on-year in January, defying economists' expectations for a 3.2 percent fall. In December, exports dropped 4.4 percent.

Japan's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Cabinet Office said on Thursday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.4 percent following the 0.6 percent contraction in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, GDP...

Japan will on Thursday release preliminary Q4 numbers for gross domestic product, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to add 0.4 percent on quarter and 1.45 percent on year following declines of 0.6 percent on quarter and 2.5 percent on year in Q3. Nominal...

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