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  • *Machinery orders data due at 2350 GMT on Wed. TOKYO, May 13- Japan's machinery orders are expected to have rebounded only slightly in March, a Reuters poll showed, indicating firms remain cautious about their business investments on worries about economic prospects. "The yen's appreciation has progressed, which has made the environment for corporate earnings...

  • You might not hear that from Washington, where the latest job report for April showed factories added 4,000 positions and other measures suggest the sector has stopped contracting. The fallout is most visible on the U.S. campaign trail, where Donald Trump has ridden the wave of anger about losing jobs to become the presumptive nominee for Republican party.

  • *Trade deficit falls 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion in March. If Friday's payrolls report corroborates that trend, a June rate hike certainly remains an option, "said Harm Bandholz, chief economist at UniCredit Research in New York. The Institute for Supply Management said its nonmanufacturing index rose 1.2 percentage points to a reading of 55.7 in April, with...

  • *Trade deficit falls 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion in March. WASHINGTON, May 4- The vast U.S. services sector expanded in April as new orders and employment accelerated, bolstering views that economic growth would rebound after almost stalling in the first quarter. The Institute for Supply Management said its nonmanufacturing index rose 1.2 percentage points...

  • *Trade deficit falls 13.9 percent to $40.4 billion in March. WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. private employers hired the fewest number of workers in three years in April, which could raise concerns that a recent sharp slowdown in economic growth was spilling over to the labor market. Job growth noticeably slowed, with some weakness across most sectors, " Mark Zandi, chief...

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japanese stocks fell in choppy trade on Monday morning as persistent strength in the yen pressured exporters while investors shrugged off early signs of stabilisation in capital spending. The Nikkei share average fell 1.4 percent to 15,607.77 during mid-morning trade, ignoring data showing Japan's core machinery orders fell less than...

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell less than expected in February in a sign that capital expenditure is starting to stabilise, but a strong yen, which can hurt corporate earnings, clouds the outlook. Japan's policymakers are counting on capital expenditure to create more jobs and raise wages. "On the whole, capital expenditure is rising gradually,...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a few ticks lower, after Wall Street ended with modest gains on Friday even as the S&P 500 still suffered its biggest weekly decline in two months. Japan's Nikkei stock index skidded 1.2 percent in early trading. Data released early on Monday showed Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.2 percent in...

  • TOKYO, April 11- Japan's core machinery orders fell 9.2 percent in February from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, in a sign that business investment remains subdued. That compared with a median estimate for a 12.4 percent decline. In January core orders rose 15.0 percent, inflated by large orders from the steel industry.

  • *Machinery orders data due at 2350 GMT on Sun. TOKYO, April 8- Japan's leading capital spending indicator was expected to show its first fall for three months in February after a surprise one-off factor jump in January, a Reuters poll found. But there is a downside risk as corporate earnings are worsening rapidly, "said a survey respondent from Dai-ichi Life...

  • The announcement that India's Tata Steel is abandoning Britain has hammered home the threat to developed countries' steel industries from a glut caused by over-capacity in China, which has led to a collapse in the global price of commodity steel used mainly in construction. Firms from Europe, Japan and South Korea say they are trying to keep afloat by...

  • The Republican presidential front-runner's campaign pledges to impose 45 percent tariffs on all imports from China and 35 percent on many goods from Mexico would spark financial market turmoil and possibly even a recession, former trade negotiators, trade lawyers, economists and business executives told Reuters. "I don't mind trade wars when we're losing...

  • *Price gap of $3,400 between two industrial metals. LONDON/ TOKYO/ JUBAIL, March 15- Manufacturers are abandoning copper for its lighter and cheaper rival aluminum after a decade of technological innovation that is saving some companies hundreds of millions of dollars. "We started more than a year ago and we plan to continue," SEC's Chief Executive Ziyad Alshiha...

  • *Jan core orders +15.0 pct m/m vs forecast +3.0 pct. TOKYO, March 14- Japan's core machinery orders jumped in January, inflated by large orders from the steel industry, but economists say excluding this factor orders were probably flat from the previous month. "Excluding orders from the steel industry, machinery orders were likely flat compared to the previous...

  • TOKYO, March 14- Japan's core machinery orders rose a more-than-expected 15.0 percent in January from the previous month, Cabinet Office data showed on Monday, in a sign that rising business investment could support economic growth. The rise in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine...

  • TOKYO, March 11- Machinery orders, Japan's leading indicator of capital spending, are expected to have risen modestly in January for a second straight month, a Reuters poll showed, but deepening concerns over economic prospects have cast doubt on a sustained recovery. Exports were expected to fall for a fifth straight month in February as emerging economies...

  • *Option to buy voting rights from Dieter Manz. FRANKFURT, Feb 28- Chinese power and electrical group Shanghai Electric has agreed to buy at least a quarter of German technology group Manz in a deal that could lead to a full takeover offer, Manz said on Sunday. So far this year ChemChina has agreed to buy German industrial machinery maker KraussMaffei for $1 billion,...

  • Chief Executive Dieter Manz and his wife Ulrike Manz, who currently own 35.2 percent and 3.8 percent of the company respectively, will not exercise their subscription rights. Manz and Shanghai Electric also agreed a deal that would allow the Chinese group to request voting rights from Dieter Manz, enabling it to reach the 30 percent threshold that would...

  • TOKYO, Feb 17- Japan's core machinery orders rose 4.2 percent in December and companies expect orders to accelerate further in January-March, government data showed on Wednesday, in an encouraging sign that capital expenditure will support economic growth. The month-on-month rise in core orders, which exclude those of ships and electric power utilities,...

  • *China needs top notch waste management technology. FRANKFURT, Feb 4- Beijing Enterprise is buying German waste management company Energy from Waste for 1.4 billion euros as China sets about tackling its pollution and waste recycling problems. China set a target to spend about $16 billion between 2013 and 2016 to improve sewage disposal and garbage treatment...