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Hungary's retail sales grew at the fastest pace in February, figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed on Friday. Retail sales grew a calendar-adjusted 11.3 percent year-on-year in February, following a 7.6 percent increase in January. Sales of non-food products grew 10.7 percent...

Australia's automobile sales declined in March amid COVID-19 outbreak, data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, or FCAI, showed on Friday. Auto sales declined 17.9 percent year-on-year in March mainly due to the effects of coronavirus outbreak on the economy. The lobby said...

Turkey's consumer price inflation eased in March, and producer price inflation decreased, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed on Friday. The consumer prices increased 11.86 percent year-on-year in March, after a 12.37 percent rise in February. Economists had expected a 11.85 percent...

chinapmi jun05 03apr20 China's services activity contracted in March as the sector continued to face challenging conditions due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, or covid-19 outbreak, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 43.0 in March from a record low 26.5 in February. However, a score below 50 indicates contraction.

asiandevelopmentbank sept25 03apr20 The Asian Development Bank cut its growth projection for developing Asia due to the effects of the novel coronavirus, or covid-19 pandemic. In the Asian Development Outlook, released Friday, the ADB said regional economic growth will decline sharply this year before recovering in 2021. The lender forecast developing Asia to grow 2.2 percent in 2020.

Singapore retail sales decline at the fastest pace in February, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Retail sales declined 8.6 percent year-on-year in February, following a 5.3 percent fall in January. Motor vehicle sales rose 1.3 percent annually in February, following a 33.6...

Ireland's service sector deteriorated at the fastest pace in eleven years in March, as new work and new business declined amid coronavirus outbreak, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The services Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 32.5 in March from a 26-month high of 59.9 in February. This...

Malaysia's exports and imports increased in February, data from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. Exports rose 11.8 percent year-on-year to MYR 74.5 billion in February. Economists had expected exports to increase 5.0 percent. Imports grew 11.3 percent to MYR 61.8 billion in February....

preview april03 Final composite Purchasing Managers' survey and retail sales from euro area are due on Friday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 3.00 am ET, Spain's INE releases industrial production data for February. Output is expected to grow 2.1 percent annually, in contrast to a 2.1 percent drop in January.

China's services activity contracted in March, albeit at a slower pace, as the sector faces challenging conditions in March, with the coronavirus, or covid-19 outbreak, survey data from IHS Markit showed Friday. The Caixin services Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 43.0 in March from 26.5 in February....

Retail sales in Australia rose a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on month in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - coming in at A$27.755 billion. That beat expectations for an increase of 0.4 percent following the 0.3 percent decline in January. The following industries...

Hong Kong's private sector economy continued to contract in March, albeit at a slightly slower pace, the latest survey from IHS Markit showed on Friday with a PMI score of 34.9. That's up from 33.1 in February although it remains well beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion from...

Singapore's private sector economy continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper pace, the latest survey from IHS Markit showed on Friday with a record low PMI score of 33.3. That's down sharply from 47.0 in February and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a services PMI score of 33.8. That's down sharply from 46.8 in February, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

The services sector in Japan continued to contract in March, and at a much steeper rate, the latest survey from Jibun Bank revealed on Friday with a services PMI score of 33.8. That's down sharply from 46.8 in February, and it moves further beneath the boom-or-bust line of 50 that separates expansion...

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