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  • -ISM@ Feb 1- The U.S. economy's manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month in January but at a slower pace than the previous month, while employment in the sector slumped to a six-and-a-half year low, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 48.2...

  • Feb 1- The U.S. economy's manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month in January but at a slower pace than the previous month, while employment in the sector slumped to a six-and-a-half year low, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 48.2 from...

  • *Manufacturing index edges up in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 1- U.S. manufacturing activity appeared to stabilize a bit in January, but a recovery is unlikely in the near term as factories grapple with a strong dollar and lower oil prices force energy firms to further cut spending. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity...

  • *Too early to speak of OPEC meeting- OPEC source in paper. LONDON, Feb 1- Oil fell 4 percent on Monday as weak economic data from China, the world's largest energy consumer, weighed on prices and an OPEC source played down talk of an emergency meeting to stem the decline. "The weak China PMI is driving down prices because China weighs on the entire commodities sector from...

  • *Too early to speak of OPEC meeting- OPEC source in paper. LONDON, Feb 1- Oil fell nearly four percent on Monday as weak economic data from China, the world's largest energy consumer, weighed on prices and an OPEC source played down talk of an emergency meeting to stem the decline. "The weak China PMI is driving down prices because China weighs on the entire commodities...

  • Ahead of the Bell: US manufacturing index Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 6:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Institute for Supply Management releases its January survey on U.S. manufacturing production, orders, hiring and other activity at 10 a.m. Eastern Monday. STILL SHRINKING: Economists expect factory activity shrank in January for the third straight month. On Friday, the Commerce Department reported that the American economy grew at a...

  • *China's government hasn't decided on plan to stockpile tin. LONDON, Feb 1- Copper prices slipped on Monday alongside Chinese equities on news the country's manufacturing sector shrank at the fastest in more than three years, reinforcing fears of weaker demand in the top consumer of industrial metals. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.4 in...

  • WRAPUP 3-China shares fall as economic pulse slows Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 3:17 AM ET

    *China official factory PMI falls to lowest since 2012. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Chinese shares stumbled lower on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite for markets from the country's economic drift. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 1.8 percent, while the CSI300 index of the...

  • *China official manufacturing PMI at lowest since 2012. MANILA, Feb 1- Gold advanced at the start of the month on Monday, extending gains after ending January with its biggest monthly jump in a year, as poor Chinese manufacturing numbers underlined the weak outlook for the global economy. Strong inflows into gold exchange-traded funds, Chinese buying ahead of the...

  • *China official factory PMI falls to lowest since 2012. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 1.6 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen lost 1.4 percent. "The manufacturing sector will likely face a tough year ahead on the back of overcapacity, weakening global demand, and government's plans to tackle pollution,"...

  • *China official PMI contacts at fastest pace in 3-1/ 2 years. *Margin calls fresh threat for China market. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- China and Hong Kong stocks indexes fell on Monday after the release of worse-than-expected China factory activity survey.

  • Chinese manufacturing index at weakest since 2012 Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 9:43 PM ET

    It was the sixth straight month of deteriorating conditions in China's massive manufacturing sector, which employs many millions of workers. China's economic growth has been steadily falling for the past half-decade as Beijing attempts to wean the economy off a tired model based on exports and investment in infrastructure in favor of domestic...

  • *China factory PMI falls to 49.4 in Jan vs forecast 49.6. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Chinese shares got off to a halting start on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite from the economic drift that has dogged markets for months. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.5 percent in early trade,...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in almost three-and-a-half years in January, missing market expectations, an official survey showed on Monday. "In the meantime, China has started an aggressive capacity reduction in many sectors, which could add downward pressure on the bulk commodity prices over time."

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted more than expected in January, missing market expectations and weaker than the previous month, an official survey showed on Monday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.4 in January, compared to the previous month's reading of 49.7 and below the 50- point mark that separates...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Growth in China's services sector activity slowed in January, the country's official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index survey showed on Monday.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- Activity in China's vast factory sector likely contracted for the sixth consecutive month in January, a Reuters polled showed, underlining a weak start for the year and heightening concerns of a deeper economic slowdown. "Manufacturers shut factories weeks before China's Lunar New Year Holiday, which would drag down factory output," said Zhang...

  • Jan 6- The euro zone economy finished 2015 on solid footing, with business growth in Germany and Italy accelerating to multi-year highs, although inflation pressures remained weak despite months of lavish European Central Bank stimulus. Survey compiler Markit said a rise in the composite PMI to 54.3-- compared with a flash estimate of 54.0 and November's...

  • *Markit cuts Q4 2015 GDP forecast to 0.5 pct from 0.6 pct. British economic growth slid to its joint-weakest in nearly three years in the three months to September, and financial data company Markit said its December survey of purchasing managers pointed to only a marginally faster expansion in late 2015.. The Markit/ CIPS UK services purchasing managers' index...

  • BEIJING, Jan 6- Activity in China's services sector expanded at its slowest rate in 17 months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday, in a further indication that the world's second-largest economy may be losing steam. Policymakers and economists have hoped Beijing's push to restructure the economy with a greater emphasis on services and...