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    Australia House Prices Slide 0.7% In Q2 House prices in Australia were down 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday - in line with expectations and unchanged from the three months prior. The capital city residential property price indexes fell in Sydney (-1.2 percent), Melbourne (-0.8 percent), Perth (-0.1 percent) and Darwin (-0.9 percent), and rose in Brisbane (+0.7 percent), Hobart (+3.0 percent), Adelaide (+0.3 percent) and Canberra (+0.6 percent). On a yearly basis, house prices dipped 0.6 percent versus expectations for a loss of 0.7 percent after rising 2.0 percent in Q1. Annually, residential property prices fell in Darwin (-6.1 percent), Sydney (-3.9 percent) and Perth (-0.9 percent), and rose in Hobart (+15.5 percent), Canberra (+3.0 percent), Melbourne (+2.3 percent), Adelaide (+2.1 percent) and Brisbane (+1.7 percent). The total value of residential dwellings in Australia was A$6,926,538.0 million at the end of the June quarter 2018, falling A$13,321.1 million over the quarter. News are provided by InstaForex
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    UK Household Finance Index Remains Close To Record High UK households' perceptions of financial wellbeing remained close to survey-high in September, data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The household finance index held steady at 45.9 in September, which was the second highest score since the survey began in February 2009. Household finances were underpinned by improved earnings from employment and favorable labor market conditions. UK households' outlook regarding future budgets strengthened in September. Moreover, income from employment increased in September. At the same time, job security perceptions deteriorated, in contrast to the generally upbeat signal from the current and future household finance assessements. Although expectations of further inflation were sustained in September, the proportion of households anticipating rising living costs was the lowest since November 2016, data showed. "The HFI survey pointed to the second-lowest level of pessimism about future finances since the EU referendum," Joe Hayes, an economist at IHS Markit, said. Nonetheless, the latest survey still raised some concerns about the outlook for consumer spending, Hayes added. News are provided by InstaForex
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    New Zealand Manufacturing Growth Remains Weak New Zealand's manufacturing sector activity remained in low gear for the third consecutive month in August, survey data showed Friday. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of manufacturing index rose 0.8 points to 52.0 in August. Although the indicator remained above 50.0, it was below the long run average of 53.4. At 52.6, production returned to expansion and the new orders sub-index rose to 53.2. Meanwhile, the employment sub-indicator fell back into contraction to its lowest since August 2016. The corresponding reading was 48.1. BNZ Senior Economist, Craig Ebert said that "although the PMI improved in August, this was hardly different to the average of the previous two months, leaving the PMI running below normal in its growth signal". News are provided by InstaForex
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    Japan Core Machine Orders Surge 11.0% In July Core machine orders in Japan were up a seasonally adjusted 11.0 percent on month in July, the Cabinet Office said on Thursday - coming in at 918.6 billion yen. That beat expectations for a gain of 5.5 percent following the 8.8 percent slide in June. On a yearly basis, core machine orders jumped 13.9 percent - also exceeding forecasts for 4.3 percent after adding 0.3 percent in the previous month. The overall value of machine orders in Japan spiked 18.8 percent on month and 11.5 percent on year, standing at 2,630.4 billion yen. News are provided by InstaForex
  5. Australia's Consumer Sentiment Deteriorates In September Australia's consumer confidence deteriorated in September reflecting political instability and rises in mortgage interest rates, data from Westpac showed Wednesday. The Westpac Melbourne Institute Index of Consumer Sentiment declined 3 percent to 100.5 in September. This was weakest since November last year. Although the index remained in positive territory, the reading was just above the 100 level. Data suggested that confidence has been affected by increases in mortgage interest rates, political instability and household budget pressures. All sub-indices recorded declines in September with the 'economic outlook, next 5 years' showing the biggest move, a 5.8 percent decrease. Consumer views around family finances remained notably weaker. The 'finances vs a year ago' and 'finances, next 12 months' sub-indexes both registered 3.6 percent falls in September. Westpac said aside from the rise in mortgage interest rates, household budgets were also coming under persistent pressure from slow growth in wages, declining house prices in Sydney and Melbourne and the rising cost of petrol. Further, data showed that consumers remained relatively downbeat on spending. The 'time to buy a major household item' sub-index declined 2.2 percent in September. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Japan M2 Money Stock Gains 2.9% On Year In August The M2 money stock in Japan was up 2.9 percent on year in August, the Bank of Japan said on Tuesday - coming in at 1,006.1 trillion yen. That was unchanged from the July reading following a downward revision from 3.0 percent. The M3 money stock was up an annual 2.5 percent at 1,337.7 trillion yen - also unchanged from the previous month following a downward revision from 2.6 percent. The L money stock was up 2.2 percent to 1,782.7 trillion yen, down from 2.3 percent a month earlier. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Ireland Construction Growth Remains Strong In August Ireland's construction sector growth remained elevated in August, despite easing from July, survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. The Ulster Bank construction Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to 58.3 in August from 60.7 in July. However, any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. "The August survey results were also notable as they marked the 60th consecutive monthly expansion of construction activity, indicating that survey respondents have now been in recovery mode for five years following the extreme collapse which took hold during the financial crisis," Simon Barry, Chief Economist Republic of Ireland at Ulster Bank, said. Among three monitored categories, the fastest growth was on residential projects. but, the pace of expansion moderated from July. The rate of growth in commercial activity also eased, while civil engineering activity rose for the second straight month. New orders increased sharply, though the rate of growth slowed for the third successive month. Rising workloads forced companies to raise their staffing levels and purchasing activity in August. On the price front, the rate of input price inflation quickened amid rising costs for a range of raw materials. Firms were confident that new work on housing projects will help lead to increases in construction activity over the coming year. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Malaysia's Industrial Output Growth Improves Malaysia's industrial production growth accelerated more-than-expected in July, the Department of Statistics reported Friday. Industrial output grew 2.6 percent year-on-year in July, faster than June's 1.1 percent increase. Output was expected to climb 1.4 percent. The growth in July was supported by a 5.2 percent increase in manufacturing and a 4.5 percent rise in electricity. Meanwhile, mining output logged a decline of 5.9 percent. On a monthly basis, industrial production advanced 2.6 percent, reversing a 1 percent drop in June. Another report from the statistical office showed that manufacturing sales expanded 9.6 percent from last year to MYR 70 billion in July. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Australia's Trade Surplus Falls In July Australia's trade surplus decreased in July, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday. The trade surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted A$1.55 billion in July from A$1.94 billion in June. Nonetheless, this was above the expected level of A$1.45 billion. Data showed that exports dropped 1 percent from the previous month, while imports remained broadly unchanged in July. Export growth is likely to slow further through the second half of the year given the bulk of Australia's major LNG, iron ore and coal mines are now approaching output capacity and scope for further marginal increases appears limited, Tom Kennedy, an economist at J.P. Morgan, said. As a result, the net export contribution to real GDP growth is expected to fade and become neutral by end-2018, the economist added. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Australia GDP Rises 0.9% In Q2 Australia's gross domestic product expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the second quarter of 2018, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. That beat forecasts for a gain of 0.7 percent following the 1.0 percent gain in the three months prior. On a yearly basis, GDP was up 3.4 percent - also exceeding forecasts for 2.9 percent and up from 3.1 percent in the previous three months. Household final consumption expenditure increased 0.7 percent during the quarter, contributing 0.4 percentage points to GDP growth. "Growth in domestic demand accounts for over half the growth in GDP, and reflected strength in household expenditure," Chief Economist for the ABS, Bruce Hockman, said. General government final consumption expenditure increased 1.0 percent in the June quarter. Public investment remained at elevated levels reflecting continued work on infrastructure projects across the nation. Investment in new dwellings increased 3.6 percent for the quarter. with strength observed in Victoria and South Australia. This strength was reflected in the Construction industry, which grew 1.9 percent for the quarter. Compensation of employees increased by 0.7 percent, while net exports contributed 0.1 percentage points to GDP growth. The terms of trade fell 1.3 percent on quarter but advanced 2.0 percent on year. News are provided by InstaForex
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    South Korea Q2 GDP Growth Slows More Than Estimated South Korea's economic growth eased more than initially estimated in the three months ended June, latest figures from Bank of Korea showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product advanced 0.6 percent sequentially in the second quarter, revised down from 0.7 percent rise seen in the flash report. During the first quarter, the rate of expansion was 1.0 percent. On the expenditure side, private consumption grew 0.3 percent over the quarter, while gross fixed capital formation declined by 2.9 percent. Exports of goods and services gained 0.4 percent, while imports logged a fall of 3.0 percent On an annual basis, GDP expanded at a steady pace of 2.8 percent in the June quarter. The government forecasts the economy to grow 2.9 percent this year. The Bank of Korea also projected 2.9 percent growth for 2018, and 2.8 percent for 2019. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Japan Manufacturing Growth Improves In August Japan's manufacturing growth improved slightly in August, final survey figures from IHS Markit showed Monday. The Nikkei flash manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI rose to 52.5 in August from 52.3 in July. That was in line with the flash data published on August 23. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. In line with stronger inflows of new work, firms raised production and employment in August. However, business sentiment dipped amid uncertainty arising from global geopolitics. On the price front, input price inflation remained sharp in August and selling prices grew at the fastest rate in almost ten years. News are provided by InstaForex
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    China Manufacturing PMI Rises To 51.3 In August The manufacturing sector in China continued to expand in August, and at a slightly faster rate, the latest survey from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Friday with a PMI score of 51.3. That beat expectations for a score of 51.0 and was up from 51.2 in July. The bureau also said that the non-manufacturing PMI came in at 54.2 - also exceeding expectations for 53.7 and up from 54.0 in the previous month. The composite index had a score of 53.8, up from 53.6 a month earlier. News are provided by InstaForex
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    Japan Consumer Confidence At 1-Year Low Japan's consumer confidence weakened further in August to the lowest level in a year, survey data from the Cabinet Office showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted consumer confidence index dropped to 43.3 in August from 43.5 in July. Moreover, this was the lowest score since August last year, when it marked the same 43.3. The sub-index for income growth fell to 41.8 in August from 42.2 in the previous month. Similarly, the component index for employment decreased from 48.0 to 47.7. The gauge measuring willingness to buy durable goods worsened to 42.0 from 42.2, while the index for overall livelihood rose to 41.7 from 41.6. The survey was conducted among 8,400 households on August 15. News are provided by InstaForex
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    South Korea Consumer Confidence Weakens Further South Korea's consumer confidence weakened for the third straight month in August, survey data from Bank of Korea showed Tuesday. The consumer sentiment index dropped to 99.2 in August from 101.0 in July. Consumer sentiment regarding current living standards was 2.0 points down from the preceding month at 89, while that concerning their future outlook was unchanged at 97. Consumer sentiment as to future household income was 1.0 point lower than in the month before at 98, and that concerning their future spending one point higher at 106. The index measuring current domestic economic conditions slid to 70 from 77 and that regarding future domestic economic conditions weakened from 87 to 82. The expected inflation rate over the following year was 2.7 percent. The survey was conducted among 2,200 households between August 13 and 20. News are provided by InstaForex
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