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August Macro Economy Review

[ 2017- 8 - 31] China reported its official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the month of August came in at 51.7 , up from 51.4 in July. A PMI reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below that signals contraction

[ 2017- 8 - 23] Singapore's consumer prices gained in July driven mainly by food price pick-up, the consumer price index rose 0.6% in July from a year earlier, according to the Department of Statistics.In June, the CPI index rose 0.5% year-on-year

[ 2017- 8 - 14] Japanese gross domestic product expanded 4% in annualized terms in the April to June quarter, Japan's cabinet office said in a preliminary estimate on Monday. The economy has so far expanded for six consecutive quarter

[2017- 8 - 8] China's foreign trade growth slowed in July, official data showed Tuesday. Exports in yuan-denominated terms rose 11.2% year on year in July, compared with the 17.3% growth in June, according to the General Administration of Customs (GAC). Imports increased 14.7%, slowing from 23.1% in June. It is mainly affected by currency appreciation and a higher base, market watchers say.


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