Economic Reports Chicago PMI

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Euro zone business activity has expanded at its weakest rate since the start of 2015 this month as growth paths diverged and firms stopped discounting for the first time in a year, surveys showed on Friday. Markit's composite survey showed a big split between buoyant manufacturers and a struggling service sector, and a similar divide in growth...

  • Financial information company IHS Markit said its purchasing managers' index— a broad gauge of economic activity— across the single currency bloc fell in September to 52.6 points from 52.9 the previous month. Though the firm did not single out any one factor for the slowdown, such as unease over Britain's vote to leave the European Union, a more detailed look...

  • TOKYO, Sept 7- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday as they took cues from the U.S. treasury yields, which dropped to two-week lows after downbeat U.S. data. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell short of expectations and marked it biggest one-month drop since November 2008, giving the U.S.

  • The dollar was down 0.5 percent at 101.50 yen after dipping as low as 101.245 earlier, its lowest since Aug. 26 and well below last Friday's high of 104.32 yen. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 51.4 last month, far short of economists' expectations and the largest one-month drop since November 2008,...

  • *New Zealand dollar hits 16- month high after strong dairy auction. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 51.4 last month, far short of economists' expectations and the largest one-month drop since November 2008. The poor data took the chances for a September rate hike off the table and had implications for...

  • *New Zealand dollar up 1.4 percent after strong dairy auction. The Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to 51.4 last month, far short of economists' expectations and the largest one-month drop since November 2008. "When you pair that with data we got Friday, which was non-farm payrolls, disappointing some, what it...

  • LONDON, Sept 5- Britain's services industry bounced back strongly last month from a slump triggered by June's vote to leave the European Union, a closely watched survey showed on Monday, reducing the likelihood of a recession. But overall economic growth still looks set to slow sharply, keeping alive the prospect of another Bank of England rate cut before the end...

  • *UK construction PMI tops all forecasts. *PMI adds to signs UK economy holding up after Brexit vote shock. LONDON, Sept 2- Britain's construction industry largely recovered in August from a downturn that started just before June's vote to leave the European Union, according to a survey on Friday that added to signs the economy is stabilizing.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. and European shares slipped on Thursday after a report showing weakness in U.S. manufacturing last month added to uncertainty ahead of Friday's monthly U.S. jobs data, while oil prices tumbled and the dollar dipped. The Institute for Supply Management said its purchasing managers' index fell to 49.4 in August, below expectations of...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 1- U.S. and European shares slipped on Thursday after a report showing weakness in U.S. manufacturing last month added to uncertainty ahead of Friday's monthly U.S. jobs data, while oil prices tumbled and the dollar dipped. The Institute for Supply Management said its purchasing managers' index fell to 49.4 in August, below expectations of...

  • *UK manufacturing PMI jumps to highest since Oct 2015. LONDON, Sept 1- British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August, a post-Brexit surprise that could prompt the Bank of England to rethink the need to cut interest rates again if other surveys confirm the trend. The recovery far outstripped all economists' forecasts, delivering the...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August as factories recovered from the initial shock of June's vote to leave the European Union, helped by a boost to exports from sterling's post-Brexit slump. Data over the past couple of weeks have shown consumer demand held up in the face of the referendum result and...

  • *Rest of Asia, South Korea PMI slump; others mixed. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Manufacturers across Asia and Europe showed few signs of returning to health in August, as demand remained fitful at best, although British factories bucked the global trend, surveys showed on Thursday. "The plunge in sterling is boosting the UK's competitiveness, which is helping to...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August as factories recovered from the initial shock of June's vote to leave the European Union, helped by a boost to exports from sterling's post-Brexit slump. Data over the past couple of weeks have shown consumer demand held up in the face of the referendum result and...

  • LONDON, Sept 1- British manufacturing staged one of its sharpest rebounds on record in August as factories recovered from the initial shock of June's vote to leave the European Union, helped by a boost to exports from sterling's post-Brexit slump. Data over the past couple of weeks have shown consumer demand held up in the face of the referendum result and...

  • *Rest of Asia, S. Korea PMI slumps, others show mixed performance. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Asia's factories showed few signs of returning to health in August, as torpid activity in the region's biggest economies, China and Japan, suggested world demand remained fitful at best even as global policymakers scrambled to restore momentum. Coming a week after the United States...

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China stocks finished lower on Thursday dragged by real estate shares, as official August purchasing managers' index data showed activity slowing in the construction sector. The CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen fell 0.8 percent to 3,301.58 points, while the Shanghai Composite Index dropped 0.7 percent to...

  • *Rest of Asia, S. Korea PMI slumps, others show mixed performance. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Asia's factories showed few signs of returning to health in August, as torpid activity in the region's biggest economies, China and Japan, suggested world demand remained fitful at best even as global policymakers scrambled to restore momentum. Coming a week after the United States...

  • *SSEC -0.2 pct, CSI300 -0.3 pct, HSI +0.5 pct. SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China stocks fell on Thursday as investors sold real estate stocks following official August purchasing managers' index data showing activity slowing in the construction sector. This was entirely due to a fall in the construction sector sub-index, "wrote Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at...

  • BEIJING, Sept 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector picked up unexpectedly in August but gains were modest, an official survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is steadying but still sluggish. The better-than-expected reading may reinforce growing views among investors that China's central bank will be in no hurry...