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Private sector credit in Australia was up 0.3 percent on month in January, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Friday - exceeding forecasts for 0.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. On a yearly basis, private sector credit was up 2.5 percent - again topping expectations...

japan-machinery-orders-04072011-1.jpg Industrial production in Japan climbed a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Friday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.2 percent following the 1.2 percent gain in December. On an annual basis, industrial...

foreximg-300413.jpg Industrial production in South Korea dropped a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Friday - following the 3.7 percent jump in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dropped 2.4 percent following the 6.2 percent spike in the previous month. The...

Industrial output in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in Friday's preliminary reading. That beat forecasts for an increase of 0.2 percent following the 1.2 percent gain in December. On an annual basis, industrial...

The total value of retail sales in Japan was up a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent on month in January, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for a decline of 0.1 percent following the 0.2 percent gain in December. On a yearly basis, retail sales...

Industrial output in South Korea was down a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on month in January, Statistics Korea said on Friday. That followed the 3.7 percent jump in December. On a yearly basis, industrial production dropped 2.4 percent following the 6.2 percent spike in the previous month. The...

Overall consumer prices in the Tokyo region were up just 0.4 percent on year in February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was shy of expectations for a gain of 0.5 percent and down from 0.6 percent in January. Core CPI, which excludes volatile food prices,...

The jobless rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent in January, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That exceeded expectations for 2.2 percent, which would have been unchanged from the previous month. The job-to-applicant ratio was 1.49, well shy...

Japan is scheduled to release a raft of data on Friday, setting the pace for a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. On tap are January numbers for unemployment, industrial production, retail sales, construction orders and housing starts, as well as February figures for Tokyo area inflation. The...

pending-home-sales-022720.jpg After reporting a steep drop in pending home sales in the U.S. in the previous month, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday showing pending home sales rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of January. NAR said its pending home sales spiked by 5.2 percent to 108.8 in January after plunging by 4.3 percent to a revised 103.4 in December.

gdp-022720.jpg A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the pace of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 was unrevised from the initial estimate. The Commerce Department said real gross domestic product increased by 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter, unchanged from the estimate provided last month and in line with economist estimates.

durable-orders-022720.jpg Reflecting a sharp drop in volatile defense orders, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a modest decrease in U.S. durable goods orders in the month of January. The Commerce Department said durable goods orders edged down by 0.2 percent in January after spiking by an upwardly revised 2.9 percent in December.

jobless-claims-022720.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits climbed by more than expected in the week ended February 22nd, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims rose to 219,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week's revised level of 211,000.

A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed the pace of U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 was unrevised from the initial estimate.

Reflecting a sharp pullback in orders for transportation equipment, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing a modest decrease in U.S. durable goods orders in the month of January.

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