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Singapore retail sales declined in December, primarily due to a sharp contraction in automobile sales, survey data from the Department of Statistics showed on Tuesday. Retail sales at current prices declined 6.0 percent year-on-year in December after a 2.4 percent fall in November. Automobile...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg Overall credit card spending in New Zealand climbed a seasonally adjusted 2.0 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That beat expectations for a gain of 1.6 percent following the 1.9 percent contraction in December. Retail credit card spending was up 1.8 percent on...

The total number of home loans issued in Australia was down a seasonally adjusted 6.1 percent on month in December, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday. That missed expectations for a drop of 2.0 percent following the 0.9 percent contraction in November. The value of loans sank...

Overall credit card spending in New Zealand was up a seasonally adjusted 2.0 percent on month in January, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. That beat expectations for a gain of 1.6 percent following the 1.9 percent contraction in December. Retail credit card spending was up 1.8 percent on...

The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.4 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - coming in at 1,015.1 trillion yen. That was in line with expectations and unchanged from the previous month. The M3 money stock advanced an annual 2.1 percent to 1,348.4 trillion yen - again unchanged...

Australia will on Tuesday release December data for home loans, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. Home loans are expected to sink 2.0 percent on month after slipping 09 percent in November. The value of loans fell 1.4 percent in the previous month and investment lending...

Indonesia will on Monday release January figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In December, imports were worth $15.28 billion and exports were at $14.18 billion for a trade deficit of $1.1 billion. Malaysia will provide December...

japanexports-112510.jpg Japan posted a current account surplus of 452.8 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday - down 43.1 percent on year. That was shy of expectations for a surplus of 458.5 billion yen and down from 757.2 billion yen in November. The trade balance showed a surplus of 216.2 billion...

Japan had a current account surplus of 452.8 billion yen in December, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday - shy of expectations for a surplus of 458.5 billion yen and down from 757.2 billion yen in November. The trade balance showed a surplus of 216.2 billion yen, exceeding forecasts for 132.4...

Overall bank lending in Japan was up 2.4 percent on year in January, the Bank of Japan said on Friday - coming in at 535.350 trillion yen and roughly unchanged from December. Excluding trusts, bank lending advanced an annual 2.4 percent to 465.921 trillion yen, slowing from the 2.5 percent increase...

The average of household spending in Japan was up a discontinuity adjusted 0.1 percent on year in December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday - coming in at 329,271 yen. That missed expectations for an increase of 0.9 percent following the 0.6 percent contraction in...

Japan is scheduled to release a batch of data on Friday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic policy. On tap are December numbers for household spending, current account and labor cash earnings, as well as January results for bank lending and the eco watchers survey. Household...

rbi-040617_07feb19.jpg India's central bank unexpectedly cut its key interest rate in February, after holding it steady in the previous two policy sessions, and changed the monetary policy stance to "neutral" from "calibrated tightening". The Monetary Policy Committee decided to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent with immediate effect, the Reserve Bank of India said in a statement on Thursday.

The Philippine central bank held its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday for a second straight session after hiking it in November. The Monetary Board, led by Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., kept the overnight reverse repurchase rate steady at 4.75 percent, the Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas said....

India's central bank unexpectedly cut its key interest rate, after holding it steady in the previous two policy sessions, and changed the monetary policy stance to "neutral" from "calibrated tightening". The Monetary Policy Committee decided to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent...

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