In economic news, Japan’s consumer sentiment expanded in August as the index rose to 42.0 from the prior month’s reading of 41.3, while topping economists’ estimates of 41.8. Elsewhere, Australia’s retail sales posted a flat reading in July, shy of both the prior-month’s 0.1% increase and forecasts of 0.3% expansion. Finally, South Korea’s second-quarter GDP posted a revised reading of 3.3% after a preliminary reading of 3.2%, representing an increase from the 2.8% posted in the first quarter.
In economic news, China’s industrial production grew 6.0% on year in July, below economists’ estimates that called for production to remain at June’s pace of 6.2%. Elsewhere, New Zealand retail sales increased 2.3% on quarter in Q2, ahead of Q1’s 0.8% gain, and topping estimates of a 1.0% expansion. Finally, Japan’s producer prices were flat on month in July, exceeding forecasts of a decline of 0.1%, which would have been unchanged from the prior month.
In economic news, Japan’s leading index read 98.4 in June, matching May’s reading, and missing expectations of a 99.7 reading. Furthermore, the coincident index grew to 110.5 in June from 109.2 in May, below economists’ estimates of 113.5. Australia’s retail sales grew a seasonally adjusted 0.1% on month in June, below May’s 0.2% uptick, and missing estimates of a 0.3% gain. Finally, China’s factory PMI grew to 50.6 in July from 48.6 in June, surpassing expectations of a 48.9 reading.
In economic news, Japan’s all industry activity index fell 1.0% on month in May, reversing course from the 0.8% increase in April. Elsewhere, Australia;s leading index slid 0.22% in June from a 0.21% increase in May, while the country’s outlook component rose to -0.14% from -0.37% in the prior month. Finally, Hong Kong’s jobless rate came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.4% in the three months to June, lower than forecasts of 3.5%.
In economic news, China’s GDP increased 6.7% annually compared to forecasts of 6.6% expansion. Elsewhere, Australia’s unemployment rate increased marginally in June to 5.8%, matching expectations and increasing from 5.7% in the prior month. Finally, New Zealand consumer confidence fell slightly in July to 118.2 from 118.9 in June.
In economic news, Japan’s leading index came in at 100.0 in May, matching economists’ estimates and remaining unchanged from the prior month. Separately, China’s private sector growth continued to contract as the Caixin Composite Output Index fell to 50.3 in June from 50.5 in the prior month. Finally, Australia’s retail sales increased a seasonally adjusted 0.2% in May following a 0.1% monthly increase in April.
In economic news, Japan’s consumer confidence rose to its highest level in five months as the index read 41.8 in June, topping forecasts of 41.1. Elsewhere, South Korea’s consumer prices grew 0.8% on year in June, unchanged from the previous month. Finally, Malaysia’s exports decreased 0.9% year-over-year in May, missing economists’ forecasts of a 2.0% increase.
In economic news, producer prices in Japan increased 0.2% annually in May, bearing forecasts of an increase of 0.1% and continuing course from the upwardly-revised 0.3% increase posted in the prior month. Elsewhere, industrial production in Singapore rose 0.9% annually in May, shy of forecasts of a 3.0% increase and at a slower rate than April’s 2.9% increase. Finally, Phillipine trade deficit rose to $2.27 billion April compared to $0.62 billion in the prior year.
In economic news, the jobless rate in Singapore remained constant during the first quarter at 1.9%, matching that of the prior period. Elsewhere, New Zealand’s GDP rose 0.7% on quarter in the first quarter following a gain of 0.9% in the prior quarter. Finally, the unemployment rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.7% in May, matching expectations and remaining unchanged from the prior month’s reading.
In economic news, Japan’s producer prices grew 0.2% on month in May, following the prior-month’s downwardly-revised 0.4% contraction and exceeding estimates of a flat reading. Elsewhere, China’s consumer prices grew 2.0% year-over-year in May, below both economists’ expectations and April’s 2.3% gain. Finally, New Zealand’s manufacturing activity decreased a seasonally adjusted 2.6% on quarter in Q1, following the prior quarter’s 1.9% drop.