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  • *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...

  • The U.S. Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity fell to 48.2 from 48.6 in November and is now at its lowest level since June 2009. An alternative reading from private data vendor Markit showed continued expansion in manufacturing but at a slower pace. Markit's purchasing managers' index fell to 51.2 from 52.8 in November, the...

  • ISM manufacturing index 48.2 in December - ISM Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 10:04 AM ET

    Jan 4- The U.S. economy's manufacturing sector contracted further in December, according to an industry report released on Monday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity fell to 48.2 from 48.6 the month before. The reading was just below expectations of 49 from a Reuters poll of 80 economists.

  • *China private sector PMI unexpectedly falls to 48.2. *South Korea, Taiwan fare better but exports a major drag. SYDNEY, Jan 4- China's factory activity shrank for a 10th straight month in December as surveys across Asia showed industry struggling with slack demand even as the policy cupboard is looking increasingly bare of fresh stimulus.

  • *Factory activity contracts for 10th, pace of fall quickens. *Caixin factory PMI falls to 48.2 in Dec vs Nov's 48.6. BEIJING, Jan 4- China's factory activity contracted for the 10th straight month in December, and at a sharper pace than in November, a private survey showed, dampening hopes that the world's second-largest economy will enter 2016 on steadier footing.

  • BEIJING, Jan 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth straight month in December, an official survey showed on Friday, reinforcing fears the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a protracted slowdown despite a flurry of stimulus measures. While China's services sector ended 2015 on a strong note, the economy still looked...

  • China official Dec services PMI edges up to 54.4 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:14 PM ET

    BEIJING, Jan 1- Activity in China's services industry quickened in December, an official survey showed on Friday. The services sector has accounted for the bigger part of China's economic output for at least two years, with its share rising to 48.2 percent in 2014, compared with the 42.6 percent contribution from manufacturing and construction.

  • BEIJING, Jan 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted for a fifth month in a row in December, an official survey showed on Friday, reinforcing fears the world's second-largest economy is locked in a protracted slowdown despite a flurry of stimulus measures. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.7 in December, in line...

  • Chicago PMI 42.9 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 42.9

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports a big miss on Midwest manufacturing numbers.

  • *China official PMI seen at 49.7 in Dec vs 49.8 in Nov. *Data due on Jan 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Dec 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector is expected to have contracted for a fifth straight month in December, a Reuters poll showed, likely consigning the world's second-largest economy to its slowest annual growth in a quarter of a century.

  • *China official PMI seen at 49.7 in Dec vs 49.8 in Nov. *Data due on Jan 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Dec 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector is expected to have contracted for a fifth straight month in December, a Reuters poll showed, likely consigning the world's second-largest economy to its slowest annual growth in a quarter of a century.

  • *PMI points to Q4 GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. The data, compiled by Markit, leave open the debate over whether the European Central Bank's loose monetary policy will have to be made even looser still in the coming year to meet its inflation goal of close to, but just below, 2 percent. Businesses in the euro zone's smaller economies made up for what the core members lost,...

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- China's consumer inflation picked up slightly in November, while factories were plagued by persistent producer price deflation in another sign that Beijing's year-long easing efforts have yet to restore momentum to a fragile economy. China's National Bureau of Statistics' official Purchasing Managers' Index hit 49.6 in November, its lowest...

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- China's consumer inflation picked up slightly in November, while factories were plagued by persistent producer price deflation in another sign that Beijing's year-long easing efforts have yet to restore momentum to a fragile economy. China's National Bureau of Statistics' official Purchasing Managers' Index hit 49.6 in November, its lowest...

  • *UK services PMI hits 4- month high in November. Activity in the sector- ranging from accountancy firms to hairdressers- expanded at the fastest rate in four months during November, according to Thursday's Markit/ CIPS UK services purchasing managers' index. The economy looks on track to expand 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, picking up from growth of 0.5...

  • *PMI points to Q4 GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. So far, the ECB has failed to push inflation anywhere near its 2 percent target ceiling and businesses across the currency bloc cut prices at a steeper rate last month than in October, Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index showed. Markit's composite output price index for November slipped to 49.5 from 49.6, however,...

  • *Nov Caixin services PMI slips from Oct's 52.0. *New business sub-index at 51.1 vs 52.9 in Oct. BEIJING, Dec 3- Activity in China's services sector expanded at a slower pace in November, a private survey showed on Thursday, as new orders weakened.

  • Sterling near 7-month low after second poor PMI survey Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 5:38 AM ET

    "Obviously the construction data was a little bit softer and followed the same way as the numbers yesterday, so that has weakened the pound a bit," said Brenda Kelly, chief market analyst at retail online trading firm London Capital Group. Money markets have pushed expectations for a first rise in UK interest rates far into next year, although there are still some...

  • *U.S. slows, Canada and Brazil contract. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, slipped to 51.2 in November, just below October's five-month high of 51.3. The global PMI combines survey data from countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia.