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Japan's all industry activity fell further in March, figures from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry showed on Friday. The all industry activity index declined 0.4 percent month-on-month in March, following a 0.2 percent drop in February. Economists had forecast a monthly fall of 0.2 percent. Among...

Malaysia's consumer price inflation remained steady in April, figures from the Department of Statistics showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in April, the same as seen in March. Economists had expected the inflation to rise 0.4 percent. Among main groups, housing,...

Malaysia's economic growth is set to ease in July to September, according to economic indicators data released by the Department of Statistics, on Friday. The leading index logged a monthly growth of 0.7 percent in March. This was primarily due to the increase of real money supply, M1, and real imports...

preview-may24.jpg Retail sales data from the UK is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. At 2.00 am ET, Finland's producer price data is due for April. Prices had remained flat on month in March. At 3.00 am ET, Statistics Austria releases industrial production for March. Production had increased 0.6 percent on month in February.

Overall nationwide consumer prices in Japan were up 0.9 percent on year in April, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday. That was in line with expectations and up from 0.5 percent in March. Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile food prices, also advanced an annual...

newzealandcpi-071510.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$433 million in April, Statistics Mew Zealand said on Friday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$400 million following the downwardly revised NZ$824 million surplus in March (originally NZ$922 million). Exports were up NZ$581 million or...

New Zealand had a merchandise trade surplus of NZ$433 million in April, Statistics Mew Zealand said on Friday. That beat expectations for a surplus of NZ$400 million following the downwardly revised NZ$824 million surplus in March (originally NZ$922 million). Exports were up 12.0 percent on year...

Japan will on Friday release April numbers for nationwide consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Overall inflation is expected to have risen 0.9 percent on year, accelerating from 0.5 percent in March. Core CPI is also called higher by 0.9 percent, up from 0.8...

new-home-sales-052319.jpg After reporting an unexpected jump in new home sales in the U.S. in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing new home sales pulled back by much more than anticipated in the month of April.

ecb-102418_23may19.jpg European Central Bank policymakers acknowledged that they were less confident regarding a return of solid growth in the euro area in the second half of the year, minutes of the April 9-10 policy session showed on Thursday. Policymakers acknowledged that some recent data had turned out even weaker than expected, the minutes said.

germanyflag-aug27_23may19.jpg German business confidence eroded to the lowest level in over four years in May amid rising concerns over global trade tensions, thus shrugging off the positive impact of the modest economic growth in the first quarter, and damping hopes of a recovery in the biggest euro area economy in the near term.

jobless-claims-052319.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly edged lower in the week ended May 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims dipped to 211,000.

First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits unexpectedly edged lower in the week ended May 18th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

European Central Bank policymakers acknowledged that they were less confident regarding a return of solid growth in the euro area in the second half of the year, minutes of the April 9-10 policy session showed on Thursday. While the more protracted "soft patch" suggested by the latest data remained...

Switzerland's industrial production grew at a steady pace in the first quarter, provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office showed Thursday. In the first quarter, industrial output grew 4.3 percent from the previous year, the same rate as seen in the fourth quarter. Production advanced 4.2...

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