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newzealandcpi 071510 New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$353 million in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That follows the upwardly revised NZ$447 million trade surplus in July (originally NZ$282 million). Exports were up NZ$349 million or 8.6 percent on year to NZ$4.41 billion, down...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$353 million in August, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That follows the upwardly revised NZ$447 million trade surplus in July (originally NZ$282 million). Exports were up NZ$349 million or 8.6 percent on year to NZ$4.41 billion, down from...

The Bank of Japan will on Thursday release the minutes from its monetary policy meeting on July 14-15, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the bank voted 8-1 to retain the interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain...

eurozonepmi 022117 23sep20 Following the resurgence of the coronavirus infection rates, the euro area private sector stagnated in September as faster growth in manufacturing was offset by a renewed downturn in the service sector, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The composite output index declined to 50.1 in September from 51.9 in August. Economists had forecast the reading to drop to 51.7.

Spain's economy contracted sharply in the second quarter due to the pandemic but the pace of decline was less than initially estimated, revised data from the statistical office INE showed Wednesday. Gross domestic product fell 17.8 percent on quarter, much larger than the 5.2 percent decrease posted...

Thailand's central bank left its key rate unchanged at a record low on Wednesday as the previous monetary policy easing continued to support the economic recovery. The Monetary Policy Committee of Bank of Thailand unanimously voted to retain the interest rate at 0.50 percent. The bank had reduced...

ukpmi aug03 23sep20 The UK private sector growth eased in September due to the persistent disruptions to business operations caused by the coronavirus pandemic, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply composite output index fell to 55.7 in from 59.1 in the previous month. The score was forecast to fall moderately to 56.3.

Taiwan's industrial production rose sharply in August, data from the Ministry of Economic Affairs showed on Wednesday. Industrial production rose 4.70 percent year-on-year in August, after a 2.75 percent increase in July. Manufacturing output increased 5.29 percent annually in August, after a 2.79...

Poland's jobless rate rose remained stable in August, data from Statistics Poland showed on Wednesday. The registered jobless rate was 6.1 percent in August, same as seen in July. This was in line with economists' expectation. In the same month last year, the unemployment rate was 5.2 percent. The...

The euro area private sector stagnated in September as rebound faltered, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The composite output index declined to 50.1 in September from 51.9 in August. Economists had forecast the reading to drop to 51.7. Having rebounded in July and August from...

Taiwan's retail sales rose for a second straight month in August, official data showed on Wednesday. Retail sales grew 8.17 percent year-on-year following a revised 2.79 percent increase in July. Automobile sales jumped 33.5 percent. Sales at non-specialized stores rose 5.7 percent, led by a 15.6...

Driven by a sharp rise in manufacturing output, Germany's private sector continued to expand in September, albeit at a slower pace, survey results from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The composite output index dropped more-than-expected to 53.7 in September from 54.4 in August. The expected reading...

Lithuania's industrial production rose in August, figures from Statistics Lithuania showed on Wednesday. Industrial production increased a working-day adjusted 2.1 percent year-on-year in August. Manufacturing output rose 1.7 percent annually in August. Excluding refined petroleum, manufacturing...

Norway's jobless rate rose less-than-expected in July, the labor force survey data from Statistics Norway showed on Wednesday. The jobless rate rose to 5.2 percent in July from 4.1 percent in April. Economists had expected a rate of 5.3 percent. The unemployment rate for July indicates the average...

The French private sector contracted in September due to the renewed disruption related to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, survey results from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The flash composite output index declined unexpectedly to 48.5 from 51.6 in August. The score was expected to rise to...

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