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Economic Reports Chicago PMI

  • Selling picked up marginally after the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index hit its highest level since October 2015, and comments from regional Fed presidents Charles Evans and Jeffrey Lacker that suggested a March rate hike was being strongly considered. Three more members of the U.S. central bank will give...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling fell to a seven-week low on Friday, as a survey showed growth in Britain's dominant services sector cooling and British Prime Minister Theresa May played down talk of a fresh Scottish independence vote as the UK prepares to leave the EU. In a speech to her Conservative Party's Scottish conference in Glasgow, May questioned the Scottish...

  • LONDON, March 3- Sterling edged lower against the dollar on Friday, trading just off a 6- week low ahead of an industry survey expected to confirm a slowing in Britain's dominant services sector ahead of the launch of European Union exit talks this month. Sterling has fallen sharply this week, breaking through support around $1.24 and then $1.23 as data suggested...

  • *UK construction growth improves, driven by civil engineering. LONDON, March 2- Growth across Britain's construction industry picked up slightly in February, driven by the civil engineering sector, though a slowdown in new orders and soaring costs added to mixed signals for the economy, a survey showed on Thursday. Adding to the uncertain outlook, Travis Perkins,...

  • *Growth in new export orders highest since April 2011. While the upturn in euro zone factory activity was not shared by all major economies, particularly France, prices rose faster across most countries in the region. The IHS Markit euro zone manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 55.4 in February-- the highest reading since April 2011-- from 55.2 in...

  • BUDAPEST, March 1- Central European currencies and stocks surged and government bonds eased on Wednesday after Czech, Hungarian and Polish manufacturing indices showed robust economic growth. Hungary's Purchasing Managers' Index jumped to a record-high of 59.5 in February from 57 in January, far above the 50 line that separates economic growth from...

  • *China manufacturing PMI hits 3- mth high, beats expectations. MELBOURNE, March 1- London copper climbed on Wednesday to its highest in nearly one week, supported by an upturn in manufacturing growth in top metals user China and concerns about a shortage of mine supply. "This confirms that China's economic fundamentals are gaining momentum bodes well for China's...

  • *China manufacturing PMI hits 3- mth high, beats expectations. MELBOURNE, March 1- London copper was marking time on Wednesday during a key speech by U.S. President Donald Trump, with prices supported by an upturn in manufacturing growth in top metals user China.

  • BEIJING, March 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded faster than expected in February, an official survey showed on Wednesday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a three-month high of 51.6 in February, compared with the previous month's 51.3, and above the 50- point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • BEIJING, March 1- Growth in China's services sector slowed slightly in February compared with the previous month but remained robust, an official survey showed on Wednesday.

  • *China official PMI seen slipping to 51.1 in Feb. *Data due on March 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Feb 27- Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely grew modestly for the seventh month in a row in February as resources prices extended a rapid rally and on signs of improving global demand for Chinese exports, a Reuters poll showed.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 21- Gold prices pared losses on weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on Tuesday, after falling 1 percent on renewed expectations of an increase in U.S. interest rates next month that pushed the dollar higher. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,235.85 an ounce since the start of the year. "The Fed was pretty hawkish on the weekend but the PMI...

  • Europe's benchmark index of 300 leading shares rose 0.3 percent to 1,468 points, led by purchasing manager index reports that showed the euro zone economy expanding much faster and more smoothly than expected. Growth in Germany's private sector reached its highest level in nearly three years, while French business activity surged to near a six-year high.

  • *Strong PMI surveys from France, Germany. LONDON, Feb 21- The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to the potential for U.S. interest rates to rise next month, returning investors' attention to the bullish fundamentals of the world's biggest economy. Market News International also quoted colleague Patrick Harker...

  • *China factory, services surveys point to further solid growth. BEIJING, Feb 6- Growth in China's services sector remained robust in January as companies reported a solid increase in orders, though the pace of expansion eased from the previous month, a private business survey showed. The strong reading mirrored improvements in manufacturing surveys last week,...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 3- Activity in Russia's service sector expanded at the fastest pace in 8-1/ 2 years in January, the Markit purchasing managers index showed on Friday, adding to evidence the economy has turned a corner following a deep slump. The index's headline figure rose to 58.4 in January from 56.5 in December, moving further above the 50 mark that separates...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Britain's construction industry grew last month at the weakest rate since August against a backdrop of rocketing costs linked to the Brexit vote, but builders were more upbeat about the year ahead, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The index also showed the sharpest rise in costs since August 2008, as sterling's slide since the referendum...

  • *Bucharest government retreats from anti-corruption reforms. *Poland leads stocks rise, Bucharest equities fall. Thousands protested in Bucharest in freezing cold on Tuesday night after the new leftist government decriminalized a number of corruption offenses in an emergency decree which took effect immediately.

  • *UK manufacturing starts 2017 with strong growth- PMI. LONDON, Feb 1- Sterling's fall since Britain voted to leave the European Union stoked the sharpest rise in factory costs on record last month but offered little boost to exports, tainting otherwise robust manufacturing growth at the start of 2017.. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers'...

  • *Poland leads stocks rise, Bucharest equities fall. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 1- The Romanian leu weakened as a government decree to ease anti-corruption rules triggered new street protests in Bucharest, while strong manufacturing indices buoyed other Central European assets. The leu fell 0.4 percent to 4.517 against the euro Thousands protested in Bucharest...