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  • Any indication of a pick-up in growth will delight the European Central Bank, which embarked on a quantitative easing programme in March, aiming to buy around 60 billion euros of bonds every month to drive up inflation and spur the recovery. Markit's final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index was at a 10- month high of 52.2, beating a flash reading of...

  • April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March amid persistently weak domestic and global demand, suggesting that policymakers may have to resort to more stimulus to spur growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index ticked up to 50.1 in March from 49.9 in February, but a separate private survey from HSBC which focuses on small and...

  • *HK's GEM jumps after China relaxes insurers' investment rules. SHANGHAI, April 1- Chinese stocks rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday after surveys showing the country's factory sector unexpectedly picked up in March, as retail investors continued to flock into a bullish market analysts say will rise further. Hong Kong stocks also rose, with start-up shares...

  • HONG KONG, April 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected factory sector activity, even though the central bank set a weaker midpoint for the currency for the fourth consecutive day. The final HSBC/ Market China Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.6, also slightly higher than a preliminary "flash" reading of 49.2 but still...

  • *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain-hunting. MELBOURNE, April 1- London copper prices steadied on Wednesday after Chinese factory activity performed a fraction better than expected, while nickel plumbed new six-year lows as China nickel pig iron producers sold stocks to raise cash.

  • SHANGHAI, April 1- CHINA HSBC MARCH FINAL MANUFACTURING PMI 49.6. The final HSBC/ Market China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 49.6, slightly higher than a preliminary "flash" reading of 49.2 but still below the 50- mark which separates contraction from expansion. Meanwhile, company downsizing contributed to a further decline in...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded more slowly in March than in the previous month as domestic orders contracted for the first time in almost a year, in a worrying sign that the recovering economy may be losing momentum. The final Markit/ JMMA Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index was 50.3, just below the preliminary reading of...

  • BEIJING, April 1- Activity in China's factory sector unexpectedly picked up in March but remained weak, an official survey showed, reinforcing signs of persistent sluggishness in the economy which may need further policy support. The official Purchasing Managers' Index, released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, edged up to 50.1 in March from...

  • Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3

    New orders are coming, explains Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago Bureau Chief, in discussing the sluggish March read on Chicago PMI.

  • Chicago PMI 46.3 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.3

    CNBC's Rick Santelli gives the March read on Chicago PMI.

  • BEIJING, March 30- Activity in China's factory sector likely contracted for a third straight month in March, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to step up policy easing to support economic growth that may be on the verge of dipping below 7 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity...

  • Markit services PMI flash March at 1345 GMT. LONDON, March 26- Copper hit its highest in nearly three months on Thursday after mines closed in the world's top producer Chile due to flooding, the dollar weakened and oil rallied on military strikes in Yemen. Torrential downpours in the north of Chile have forced companies to suspend operations at some major mines,...

  • Markit services PMI flash March at 1345 GMT. SYDNEY, March 26- London copper struck its highest in nearly three months on Thursday as the dollar dropped, while a raft of weather-related mine closures in top producer Chile also underpinned prices. Torrential downpours in the north of Chile have forced companies to suspend operations at some major mines, putting...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 24- Euro zone businesses ramped up activity this month as the European Central Bank started printing money to spur economic growth, while a slowdown among Chinese factories fueled expectations of more monetary stimulus. The Eurozone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index from data vendor Markit, based on surveys of thousands of...

  • FOREX-Euro gains against dollar on robust PMI surveys Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    *Aussie slips briefly after weak China flash HSBC PMI. LONDON, March 24- The euro rose for the third day running against the dollar on Tuesday, bolstered by better-than-expected euro zone business surveys that pointed to a broader recovery taking place in the currency bloc. The euro was up 0.4 percent at $1.0984, having risen to $1.10 after the business surveys...

  • FOREX-PMI surveys add to euro recovery Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 5:08 AM ET

    *Aussie slips briefly after weak China flash HSBC PMI. LONDON, March 24- The dollar was back under pressure on Tuesday after three days of frantic trading that have seen the first serious doubts in its nine-month march higher and some signs of more resilience around the euro. "The trend may not be as straightforward as it has been in recent months," said Ian Stannard,...

  • *PMIs point to Q1 GDP growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. "There is some impetus from quantitative easing, although it is coming at a time when there was already growth, while domestic consumers have benefited from lower prices," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at survey compiler Markit. Markit's Eurozone Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of...

  • *HSBC/ Market flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. BEIJING, March 24- Activity in China's factory sector dipped to a 11- month low in March as new orders shrank, a private survey showed, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that will likely fuel calls for more policy easing to support growth. The flash HSBC/ Markit...

  • *Coming Up: Euro zone Markit mfg PMI flash Mar at 0900 GMT. MELBOURNE, March 24- London copper hit the highest in more than two months on Tuesday, as a weaker dollar fueled chart-based buying, before giving back most of its gains after a weak reading on factory health in top consumer China. But if I was a Chinese consumer, I would be trying to stockpile as much as possible at...

  • TOKYO, March 24- An index of Asian shares erased its early gains on Tuesday after a measure of Chinese factory activity unexpectedly skidded to an 11- month low. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.1 percent. "A renewed fall in total new business contributed to a weaker expansion of output, while companies continued to trim...