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  • ATHENS, Aug 3- Greece's bruising fight with its international creditors sent economic sentiment to its lowest level in nearly three years in July and knocked manufacturing activity down to record lows. Significantly, Markit's purchasing managers' index showed new orders plummeting. "Manufacturing output collapsed in July as the debt crisis came to a head,"...

  • The Markit/ CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose more than forecast in July to 51.9. "Although a tick higher in the headline PMI breaks the decelerating trend in UK manufacturing, growth in the sector remains near-stagnant and suggests that the sector is continuing to act as a drag on the economy," said Rob Dobson, economist at data company Markit.

  • Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls on June 29 to avert a bank run after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on a new bailout. Markit's purchasing managers' index for manufacturing, a sector which makes up about 10 percent of the economy, fell to 30.2 points last month, the lowest reading since the company began compiling the data in...

  • BEIJING, Aug 3- China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. Fears of a full-blown market crash have added a new sense of urgency for policymakers in Beijing, with many...

  • BEIJING, Aug 3- China's factory activity shrank more than initially estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell and dashing hopes that the world's second-largest economy may be steadying, a private survey showed on Monday. China's official factory activity survey released on Saturday showed growth at big manufacturing...

  • TOKYO, Aug 3- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in July though not as much as initially expected, a private survey showed on Monday, suggesting economic growth may be slowly recovering after an expected second-quarter slump. The final Markit/ Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index was a seasonally...

  • *Sluggish readings add to views economy needs more stimulus. BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not mention any impact...

  • China official services PMI edges up to 53.9 in July Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 9:10 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Aug 1- Activity in China's services industry quickened slightly in July from the previous month, an official survey showed on Saturday.

  • SHANGHAI, Aug 1- Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector stalled in July, missing market expectations for slight growth, an official survey showed on Saturday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 50 in July, down from the previous month's 50.2. The 50- point mark separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • *China official PMI seen at 50.2 in July, unchanged from June. BEIJING, July 29- Growth in China's manufacturing sector likely steadied in July but remained at a subdued pace, a Reuters poll showed, fuelling hopes that a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy may be gradually bottoming out. The flash Caixin/Markit PMI released last week showed China's...

  • LONDON, July 24- Oil prices hovered near four-month lows on Friday after data showed a contraction in China's factory sector and the dollar rose against a basket of currencies. "Concerns around the demand environment were heightened further today by the PMI read out of China," said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • LONDON, July 24- Brent crude oil prices neared four-month lows on Friday after data showed a contraction in China's factory sector and the dollar rose against a basket of currencies. "Concerns around the demand environment were heightened further today by the PMI read out of China," said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • *PMI points to euro zone Q3 GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. LONDON/ SYDNEY, July 24- The global economy started the second half of the year on shaky ground as business activity in the euro zone was weaker than expected and China's vast factory sector appeared to be contracting at the fastest pace in 15 months in July. Markit's purchasing managers' indexes are one of the...

  • *July flash PMI falls to lowest level in 15 months. BEIJING, July 24- China's factory sector contracted by the most in 15 months in July as shrinking orders depressed output, a preliminary private survey showed on Friday, a worse-than-expected result that comes on the heels of a stock market crash which began in June. Output in July was 47.3, its lowest since March...

  • HONG KONG/ TOKYO, July 24- Asian equities stumbled on Friday after a survey showed China's manufacturing activity crumbled to 15- month lows, rekindling concerns for the region's exports as the world's second-largest economy struggles to arrest a broad downturn. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 1 percent in early...

  • SINGAPORE, July 24- Oil prices edged up on Friday after closing at their lowest in months in the previous session as oversupply and disappointing Chinese factory activity dragged on the market. "Concerns around the demand environment were heightened further today by the PMI read out of China," said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in...

  • *Overshadows improvement in Japan flash PMI to 51.4. SYDNEY, July 24- Activity in China's factory sector seemingly contracted at the fastest pace in 15 months in July, a preliminary private survey showed on Friday in a blow undercutting recent signs of stabilization in the struggling economy. The news came as Beijing announced it would allow its yuan currency to...

  • *Flash PMI signals persistent weakness. BEIJING, July 24- China's factory sector contracted by the most in 15 months in July as shrinking orders depressed output, a preliminary private survey showed on Friday, a worse-than-expected result that should reinforce bets the struggling Chinese economy will get more stimulus. Output in July was 47.3, its lowest since...

  • BEIJING, July 24- China's factory sector contracted by the most in 15 months in July as shrinking orders depressed output to its lowest since March 2014, a preliminary private survey showed on Friday, reinforcing views that the struggling Chinese economy needs more stimulus. The flash Caixin/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index dropped to...

  • TOKYO, July 24- Japanese manufacturing activity in July expanded at the fastest pace in five months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting economic growth is picking up after an expected slump in the second quarter. The flash Markit/ Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 51.4 in July from a final 50.1 in June.