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New Zealand will on Thursday release Q4 figures for gross domestic product, highlighting a busy day in Asia-Pacific economic activity. GDP is expected to add 0.6 percent on quarter and 2.5 percent on year after rising 0.3 percent on quarter and 2.6 percent on year in the three months prior. New...

eccles-building-110818_20mar19.jpg In a widely anticipated move, the Federal Reserve announced its decision Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged following a two-day monetary policy meeting. The central bank's forward projections also indicated interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the remainder of the year.

ukinflation-oct17_20mar19.jpg UK consumer price inflation unexpectedly accelerated in February for the first time in six months, led by higher prices for food and alcohol, while house price inflation was the weakest in nearly six years at the start of the year. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent year-on-year following a 1.8 percent increase in January, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed.

South Africa's retail sales rose in January after falling in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. Retail sales rose 1.2 percent year-on-year in January, after a 1.6 percent percent fall in December. The biggest positive contribution came from...

Estonia's producer price inflation rose in February, data from Statistics Estonia showed on Wednesday. The producer price index rose 0.6 percent year-on-year in February, following a 0.3 percent rise in January. Data showed that prices in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply gained...

South Africa's consumer price inflation rose in February after easing sharply in the previous two months, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 4.1 percent year-on-year in February, following a 4.0 percent rise in January, in line with economists' expectation....

UK consumer price inflation unexpectedly accelerated in February for the first time in six months, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent year-on-year following a 1.8 percent increase in January. Economists had expected...

South Korea's producer price inflation fell to its weakest pace in two-and-a-half years in February, data from the Bank of Korea showed on Wednesday. The producer price index edged down 0.2 percent year-on-year in February, reversing a 0.1 percent increase in January. The latest producer price...

Germany's producer price inflation was unchanged in February, defying expectations for an acceleration, after slowing in the previous two months, preliminary figures from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Wednesday. The producer price index rose 2.6 percent year-on-year, same as in January....

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. The current account deficit for the year ended December 2018 widened to NZ$11.0 billion (3.7 percent of GDP) from the NZ$8.2 billion deficit for...

Producer prices in South Korea were up 0.1 percent on month in February, the Bank of Korea said on Wednesday - following the 0.2 percent decline in January. Individually, prices for agricultural, forestry and marine products fell 3.6 percent on month, while manufacturing products added 0.3 percent,...

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted current account deficit of NZ$2.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday. The current account deficit for the year ended December 2018 widened to NZ$11.0 billion (3.7 percent of GDP) from the NZ$8.2 billion deficit for...

The Bank of Japan will on Wednesday release the minutes from its Jan. 23 monetary policy meeting, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. At the meeting, the board maintained interest rate at -0.1 percent on current accounts that financial institutions maintain at the bank. It...

Portugal's producer price inflation eased for the fourth consecutive month in February, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Tuesday. The producer price index rose 1.0 percent year-on-year in February, slower than a 1.3 percent increase in January. In December, the price growth was 2.7 percent....

Italy's trade surplus rose in January with rise in exports, the statistical office Istat reported on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to EUR 322 million in January from a deficit of EUR 91 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Exports rose a seasonally adjusted...

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