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RBA Remains Open-Minded On Currency Interventions, Stevens Says

The Reserve Bank of Australia remains open-minded on the currency interventions, Governor Glenn Stevens said Thursday.

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Taiwan Unemployment Rate Edges Down In October

Taiwan's unemployment rate fell modestly in October, data from the Director-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics showed Friday.

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New Zealand Keeps Cash Rate Unchanged

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday announced that it was leaving the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.50 percent - in line with expectations.

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Tapering In Advanced Economies Key Risk To Growth In Emerging Asia: IMF's Zhu

Tapering of the unconventional monetary policies in advanced economies is a key source of risk to growth and financial stability in emerging Asia, International Monetary Fund Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu said.

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Japan Rate Decision On Tap For Thursday

The Bank of Japan will on Thursday conclude its monetary policy meeting and then announce its decision on interest rates, highlighting a busy day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. The BoJ is widely expected to keep rates on hold at 0.10 percent.

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RBNZ's McDermott: Kiwi "Overvalued" From Long-Term Perspecti

The New Zealand dollar is "overvalued" from a long-term perspective and the high exchange rate is contributing to economic imbalances, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Assistant Governor John McDermott said Friday.

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Worst Cash Crunch Since June Shows Robust Economy: China Credit

China’s brokerages are betting the biggest jump in money-market rates since June’s record cash crunch is a sign of strength in the nation’s economy rather than finance-industry weakness.

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Australia Full-Time Job Slump Bolsters Bets RBA to Hold: Economy

Australian employers cut full-time workers in October by the most in more than a year, sending the local dollar lower as traders increased bets the central bank will keep interest rates at a record low.

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China Govt. Think Tank Lists Out Extensive Policy Reform Proposals: Report

China's Development Research Center or DRC has proposed a number radical policy reforms, to be discussed at next month's Communist Party meeting, reports said Monday.

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Bank Of Japan Lifts Fiscal 2014 GDP Outlook

Japan's central bank on Thursday slightly revised up its forecast for economic growth in fiscal 2014 and said the year-on-year change in CPI is expected to follow a rising trend in the coming months.

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Australia FinMin Vows To Put Budget Back To Surplus As Soon As Possible: Report

Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has pledged to put the budget back to surplus as early as possible, but declined to give a particular time frame to achieve the goal.

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Japan September Housing Starts Growth Beats Expectations

Japan's housing starts growth accelerated more than expected in September and construction orders increased markedly, figures from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism revealed Thursday.

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Australia Q3 Inflation +1.2% On Quarter

Consumer prices in Australia climbed 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the previous three months, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

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Bank Of Japan Keeps Monetary Easing Plan Unchanged

The Policy Board of the Bank of Japan on Thursday decided to retain its monetary easing plan unchanged by a unanimous vote.

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Conference Board August Leading Index For Australia Down 0.2%

The conference Board's Leading Index for Australia declined 0.2 percent for August.

The Coincident index, however, rose by 0.1 percent.

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Japan's Total Labor Cash Earnings Increase In September

Japan's overall wages increased for the first time in three months in September, preliminary data released by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare showed Thursday.

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Australia To Raise Debt Limit To A$500 Bln, Treasurer Says

Australia's new conservative government, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, will introduce a legislation to raise the country's debt ceiling as the current limit is expected to be reached by around December this year, Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Tuesday.

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Singapore Unemployment Rate Declines In Q3

Singapore's job market stayed tight, as unemployment declined amid fewer layoffs in the September quarter, preliminary data from the Ministry of Manpower showed Thursday.

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Singapore & China Sign Deal For Direct Currency Trading, RQFII Quota

Singapore and China have agreed to introduce direct trading between their currencies under a new deal signed between the two countries, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said Tuesday.

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Australia Private Sector Credit +0.3% In September

Total credit provided to the private sector in Australia was up 0.3 percent in September compared to the previous month, the Reserve Bank of Australia said on Thursday.

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Japan August Leading Index Drops Less Than Forecast

A leading indicator of the Japanese economy declined in August from the previous month, but to a lesser extent than estimated earlier, data released by the Cabinet Office showed Monday.

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