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singaporetrade-jun17.jpg Singapore's non-oil domestic exports declined the most in more than three years in May as shipments to almost all major markets, especially to China, plunged from a year ago amid escalating trade disputes. NODX fell 15.9 percent in May from the high base a year ago, data from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. This was the third consecutive fall in exports and the biggest since March 2016.

Singapore home sales declined in May from last year, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority showed Monday. Private home sales totaled 952 units in May compared to 1,122 units a year ago. Sales were down 15.2 percent from the same period of last year. However, home sales surged 29.5 percent...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports declined for the third straight month in May on weak electronic and non-electronic shipments, data from Enterprise Singapore showed on Monday. NODX declined 15.9 percent in May largely due to the high base a year ago. However, this was slower than the expected...

The services sector in New Zealand continued to expand in May, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from BusinessNZ revealed on Monday with a performance of Services Index score of 53.6. That's up from 52.0 in April, and it moves further above the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

New Zealand will on Monday see May results for the Performance of Services Index from BusinessNZ, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. In April, the index score was 51.8. Japan will release May numbers for department store sales and Tokyo condominium sales. In April, nationwide...

chinaindustrialproduction-jun14.jpg China's industrial output grew at a weaker pace in May as higher tariffs imposed by the US administration dented production meant for exports. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that industrial production advanced 5 percent year-on-year in May, while growth was expected to remain stable at 5.4 percent.

Japan's industrial production grew moderately in April, as initially estimated, final data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed Friday. Industrial production rose 0.6 percent month-on-month in April, in line with estimate, reversing a 0.6 percent fall in March. At the same time,...

India's wholesale price inflation slowed for the second month in May, data from the Ministry of Commerce & Industry showed on Friday. The wholesales price index climbed 2.45 percent year-on-year in May, following a 3.07 percent increase in April. Economists had expected a 3.03 percent rise. The...

China's industrial output grew at a slower pace, while growth in retail sales improved more-than-expected in May, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Friday. Industrial production advanced 5 percent year-on-year in May, while growth was expected to remain stable at 5.4 percent. Meanwhile,...

Malaysia's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The jobless rate held steady at 3.4 percent in April. In the same period last year, the unemployment rate stood at 3.3 percent. The unemployment rate, on a seasonally adjusted basis,...

New Zealand residential property sales declined in May, but prices increased from last year, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand said Friday. The number of residential properties sold in May declined 7.8 percent annually to 7,263. However, on a monthly basis, sales surged 20.1 percent. Excluding...

New Zealand manufacturing sector was close to stagnation in May, the latest BNZ survey showed Friday. The BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index fell 2.5 points to 50.2 in May. This was the lowest score since December 2012. The production sub-index declined to 46.4 in May from 50.1 a...

New Zealand food prices recovered in May after falling a month ago, data from Statistics New Zealand showed Friday. Food prices rose 0.7 percent month-on-month in May, reversing a 0.1 percent fall in April. This was the fastest growth in four months. After seasonal adjustment, food prices gained...

China is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, headlining a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are May figures for industrial production, retail sales, fixed-asset investment, unemployment and property investment. Industrial production is called steady at 5.4 percent on year,...

Japan's tertiary activity increased for the first time in three months in April, data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Thursday. The tertiary activity index rose 0.8 percent month-over-month in April, after a 0.2 percent decline in March. Economists had expected a 0.4 rise....

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