Wed, 06 Dec 2023

SYDNEY -- Australia's home value index (HVI) rose 0.8 percent in September, slightly higher than the revised 0.7-percent rise seen in August, said the latest report issued by property consultation firm CoreLogic on Monday.

The national home values in the September quarter rose 2.2 percent as compared with that of the previous quarter, easing from the 3-percent growth in the June quarter. It reflects a slowdown as advertised stock levels rose and helped take some heat out of the market, said the report. (Australia-Home Value INdex-Rise)

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TOKYO -- Japan's large manufacturers' business confidence improved in the third quarter due to the weak yen and easing supply-side bottlenecks, the Bank of Japan (BOJ)'s quarterly Tankan survey report has shown.

According to the BOJ, the sentiment brightened for the second consecutive quarter. (Japan-BOJ-Manufacturers' Sentiment)

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FRANKFURT -- The manufacturing sector in Germany continued to contract in the third quarter of this year, according to a survey published on Monday. Meanwhile, the sector's output experienced the sharpest decline since May 2020, said the latest HCOB PMI survey conducted by the U.S. credit rating agency S&P Global.

Pessimism among goods producers deepened in the third quarter, leading to job cuts, the survey said, while weaker demand resulted in lower input and output charges. (Germany-PMI-Contraction)

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HANOI -- Vietnamese investors poured 416.8 million U.S. dollars into 14 sectors abroad in the first nine months of this year, posting a year-on-year increase of 4.6 percent, local media reported Monday.

Wholesale and retail sector recorded the biggest overseas investment from Vietnam with nearly 150.64 million dollars, accounting for 36.1 percent of the total, Vietnam News Agency reported, citing Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. (Vietnam-Overseas Investment-Increase)

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