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Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – June 3, 2016

In economic news, Australia’s seasonally adjusted merchandise trade deficit totaled A$1.579 billion in April from the upwardly-revised A$1.971 billion in March. Elsewhere Japan’s monetary base expanded 25.5% on year in May, with an outstanding total of 386.72 trillion yen. Finally, the service sector PMI fell to 49.2 in May from 49.4 in April, matching expectations.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – May 20, 2016

In economic news, Japan’s GDP increased 0.4% on quarter in the first quarter of 2016, surpassing forecasts of a 0.1% jump. Elsewhere, Australia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 5.7% in April, surpassing forecasts calling for 5.8%. Finally, Singapore’s wholesale trade fell 17.2% year-over-year in the first quarter following a decline of 2.3% in the previous quarter.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – May 13, 2016

In economic news, South Korea’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in April from 3.8% in the previous month, matching the rate seen in the prior-year period. Elsewhere, India’s industrial production grew 0.1% in March after a gain of 2.0% in February. Finally, Malaysia’s GDP expanded 4.2% year-over-year year in the first quarter, slightly below the 4.5% jump seen in the previous quarter.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – May 6, 2016

In economic news, Japan’s services PMI fell to 49.3 in April from 50.0 in March, marking the country’s first service activity decline in over a year. Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s retail sales fell 9.8% year-over-year in March, slower than February’s 20.6%plunge. Elsewhere, Australia’s retail sales grew a seasonally adjusted 0.4% on month in March, following February’s
upwardly-revised 0.1% gain, and topping economists’ estimates of a 0.3% expansion.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – April 29, 2016

In economic news, Australia’s import price index dropped 3.0% in the three months ended March, following a slight decline of 0.3% in the prior period. Elsewhere, Japan’s housing starts increased 8.4% on year in March, surpassing the 7.8% jump in February. Finally, Singapore’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 1.9% during the first quarter.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – April 22, 2016

In economic news, Taiwan’s unemployment rate fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.92% in March from 3.94% in February, ahead of economists’ expectations for an increase to 3.95%. Elsewhere, Japan’s PMI fell to 48.0 in April from 49.1 in March, marking the quickest contraction in manufacturing conditions since January 2013. Finally, Hong Kong’s consumer price index grew 3.0% year-over-year in March, slower than February’s 3.1% expansion, and matching consensus estimates.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – April 15, 2016

In economic news, China reported a GDP expansion of 6.7% year-over-year in Q1, just shy of the prior quarter’s 6.8% expansion and falling in line with economists’ forecasts. Elsewhere, producer prices in Japan dropped 0.1% on month in March, lower than forecasts of a flat reading. Finally, the jobless rate in Australia fell to a seasonally adjusted 5.7% during March, besting estimates of 5.9% and declining from the prior month’s 5.8% reading.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – April 8, 2016

In economic news, Japan’s consumer sentiment increased to a seasonally adjusted 41.7 in March from 40.1 in February, topping estimate of 40.5. Meanwhile, China’s foreign exchange reserves increased for the first time in five months, rising $10.3 billion in March to $3.21 trillion. Finally, Taiwan’s consumer price index jumped 2.0% year-over-year in March, besting expectations of a 1.4% increase.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – April 1, 2016

In economic news, manufacturing activity in China contracted at the slowest rate in 13 months. Elsewhere, home prices in Singapore decline 0.7% during the first quarter following a 0.5% decline in the previous quarter. Finally, Japan’s housing starts increased 7.8% year-over-year during February.

Ipreo APAC ECM Weekly – March 24, 2016

In economic news, Singapore’s industrial production fell 4.7% year-over-year in February, reversing course from January’s 0.1% uptick, and steeper than economists’ expectations of a 1.5% decline. Elsewhere, Japan’s all industry activity grew 2.0% month-over-month in January, reversing a 0.9% drop in December and topping economists’ estimates of a 1.9% expansion. Finally, Taiwan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate grew to 3.94% in February from 3.91% in January, matching consensus estimates.

APAC ECM Weekly Mar 24 2016

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