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newzealand march24 16dec20 The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand surged a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - standing at 4,218. That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February. Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses; 1,243...

The total number of building permits issued in New Zealand spiked a seasonally adjusted 17.9 percent on month in March, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday - coming in at 4,218. That follows the 19.3 percent monthly contraction in February. Permits were issued for 2,438 stand-alone houses,...

The Bank of Japan will on Thursday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on March 18 and 19, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the bank widened the range at which it permits the yields of government bonds to fluctuate and scrapped the average...

ism services 050521 After reporting an unexpected slowdown in U.S. manufacturing growth earlier this week, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing the pace of U.S. service sector growth also unexpectedly slowed in the month of April.

adp 050521 Private sector job growth in the U.S. accelerated in the month of April but still came in below economist estimates, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment spiked by 742,000 jobs in April after surging by an upwardly revised 565,000 jobs in March.

Thailand's central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at a record low, as widely expected, on Wednesday. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Thailand unanimously decided to retain the interest rate at 0.50 percent. The bank had reduced the rate by 25 basis points in May 2020. The Committee...

Private sector job growth in the U.S. accelerated in the month of April but still came in below economist estimates, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday.

South Africa's private sector expanded at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in April, survey data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The headline Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.7 in April from 50.3 in March. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. The latest reading was...

Latvia's industrial production rose in March, data from the Central Statistical Bureau showed on Wednesday. Industrial production increased a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent month-on-month in March. On a yearly basis, industrial production grew a calendar adjusted 4.7 percent in March. Manufacturing...

Spain's unemployment decreased for the second straight month in April with the easing of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, data released by the labor ministry showed Wednesday. Unemployment fell by 39,012, or 0.99 percent, in April from the previous month. This followed a decline...

rbi 040617 05may21 India's central bank unveiled a slew of measures on Wednesday as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic cause severe strains on healthcare and medical facilities. In an unscheduled speech, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das announced that the central bank will provide an on-tap liquidity window of INR 500 billion, in order to provide immediate liquidity to the healthcare sector.

Sweden's industrial production increased in March, data from Statistics Sweden showed on Wednesday. Industrial production grew a calendar-adjusted 5.7 percent year-on-year in March, following a 2.3 percent rise in February. The overall private sector output rose 3.9 percent yearly in March, after...

Sweden's services sector activity expanded at a faster pace in April, survey data from Swedbank and the logistics association SILF showed on Wednesday. The Purchasing Managers' Index for the services sector rose to 65.6 in April from a revised 61.9 in March. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion...

India's service sector activity expanded at a softer pace in April, survey results from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The IHS Markit services Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 54.0 in April from 54.6 in March. Economists had forecast a score of 51.1. Any reading above 50.0 indicates expansion...

eurozone m pmi 032417 05may21 The euro area private sector economy expanded further in April driven by gains in both manufacturing and service sectors, final data from IHS Markit showed on Wednesday. The composite output index rose to 53.8 in April from 53.2 in the previous month. The flash reading was 53.7. A score above 50 signals expansion in the sector.

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