In economic news, China’s industrial production expanded 5.4% in January and February, missing expectations of a 5.6% increase. Elsewhere, India’s consumer price index grew 5.18% year-on-year following January’s 5.69% increase. Finally, New Zealand’s GDP jumped 0.9% on quarter after a 0.9% increase in the previous quarter.
In economic news, China’s inflation grew 2.3% year-on-year in February, above economists’ expectations for it to remain unchanged from January’s 1.8% gain. Elsewhere, Japan’s M2 money stock climbed 3.1% on year in February, below economists’ expectations of a 3.2%. Finally, India’s industrial output dropped 1.5% from a year ago, steeper than December’s 1.2% decline.
In economic news, South Korea’s industrial production dropped 1.8% on month in January, missing forecasts for a decline of 1.0%. Meanwhile, Australia’s GDP jumped a seasonally adjusted 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2015, surpassing expectations of a 0.4% rise. Finally, Hong Kong’s retail sales fell 6.5% year-over-year in January following an 8.5% decline in December.
In economic news, Japan’s CPI remained flat on a yearly basis in January, in-line with economists’ expectations, but below December’s 0.2% increase. Elsewhere, Taiwan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate grew to 3.91% in January from .88% in December. Finally, Hong Kong’s consumer price index grew 2.7% year-on-year following December’s 2.5% increase.
In economic news, Australia’s unemployment rate reached 6.0% in January, higher than both December’s rate and forecasts of 5.8%. Elsewhere, Malaysia’s GDP increased 4.5% year-over-year during the fourth quarter, slower than the prior-quarter’s 4.7% expansion but higher than forecasts of 4.1% growth. Finally, Japan’s all industry activity fell a seasonally adjusted 0.9% month-over-month in December.
In economic news, India’s industrial production dropped 1.3% on year in December following a 3.4% decline in November. Elsewhere, Japan’s producer prices fell 0.9% on month in January, missing expectations of a 0.7% contraction. Finally, Australia’s new home sales expanded 6.0% on month in December after a decline of 2.7% in November.
In economic news, Japan’s leading index dropped to 102.0 in December from 103.2 in November, below economists’ expectations of 102.7 and marking the lowest reading since January 2013. Elsewhere, China’s services PMI grew to 52.4 in January from 50.2 in December. Finally, Australia’s retail sales were flat in December on a seasonally adjusted basis.
In economic news, the Bank of Japan announced plans to apply a -0.1% interest rate on current accounts that financials institutions maintain at the bank. Meanwhile, Australia’s producer prices expanded 0.3% on quarter in Q4, slowing from a 0.9% gain in Q3. Finally, South Korea’s industrial output grew a seasonally-adjusted 1.3% in December after a 2.1% drop in November.
In economic news, Malaysia’s leading index grew to 118.5 in November from 118.4 in October, matching September’s reading. Elsewhere, New Zealand’s consumer confidence index grew 2.3% in January to 121.4, following the 3.3% decline in December to a score of 118.7. Finally, China’s economy grew 6.9% in 2015, falling from a 7.3% increase in the prior year, and marking the slowest growth for the country since 1990.
In economic news, China’s bank lending totaled CNY 597.8B in December, below November’s CNY 708.9B in lending and below economists’ expectations for a drop to CNY 700.0B. Separately, Japan’s M2 money supply expanded 3.0% on year in December, missing expectations of a 3.3% gain. Finally, South Korea’s export prices grew 0.3% on month in December following the 1.1% contraction in November.