The Australian Bureau of Statistics released first quarter 2012 GDP at 11.30am AEST today.
GDP for Q1 rose by 1.3%, much stronger than the 0.6% increase expected.
The annualised figure came... » Read more
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released April 2012 Retail Sales and Q1 Construction data at 11.30am AEST today.
Retail Sales declined by 0.2%, much less than the 0.2% rise expected.
Construction... » Read more
The Australian Bureau of Statistics released February 2012 Retail Sales data at 11.30am AEST today.
Retail Sales rose by 0.2%, slightly lower than the 0.3% expected.
Initial AUD reaction: 1.0425/29 prior... » Read more
Manufacturing squeeze raises fears of sharp China slowdown
GLOBAL investors are increasingly worried that China is facing a major speed bump, after its economy showed renewed signs yesterday that... » Read more
Emerging Markets to Ease Policy as Growth Concerns Weigh
By: Ansuya Harjani
Emerging markets in Asia will maintain a bias towards easing monetary policy as economic growth concerns trump... » Read more