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Economic Reports Chicago PMI

  • *China Jan factory activity expands for 6th month. *Output still robust but export orders tick up but sluggish. BEIJING, Feb 1- China's manufacturing sector grew slightly faster than expected in January as the world's second-largest economy continued to benefit from record bank lending and a construction boom.

  • TOKYO, Feb 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost three years as export orders surged, a private survey on Wednesday, suggesting that overseas demand has rebounded strongly. However, some economists may temper their optimism due to concerns that growing U.S. trade protectionism could threaten Japan's...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- Growth in China's services sector accelerated in January compared with the previous month, an official survey showed on Wednesday. The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 54.6 in January, compared with the previous month's reading of 54.5, and well above the 50- point mark that separates growth from contraction on a...

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded slightly more than expected in January, but at roughly the same pace as in December, an official survey showed on Wednesday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 51.3 in January, compared with the previous month's 51.4, and above the 50- point mark that separates growth from...

  • TOKYO, Jan 24- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in January at the fastest pace in almost three years as export orders surged, suggesting that overseas demand is not as weak as some economists and business leaders had feared. "The Japanese manufacturing sector started the New Year on a strong footing," said Amy Brownbill, economist at IHS Markit, which...

  • *UK services PMI rises to highest since July 2015. Markit estimates UK economy grew 0.5 pct in Q4 2016. LONDON, Jan 5- Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly, growing at the fastest pace since mid-2015 according to one major survey, but higher prices look set to hit consumers soon as firms pass on a big rise in costs since June's vote to leave the European Union.

  • *UK services PMI rises to highest since July 2015. Markit estimates UK economy grew 0.5 pct in Q4 2016. LONDON, Jan 5- Britain's economy finished 2016 strongly, growing at the fastest pace since mid-2015 according to one major survey, but higher prices look set to hit consumers soon as firms pass on a big rise in costs since June's vote to leave the European Union.

  • The PMI release lifted sterling back above $1.23 from $1.2280 beforehand and roughly halved its losses on the euro and the yen to leave it at 85.27 pence per euro and buying 143.53 yen. Traders were also digesting news from late on Wednesday that a senior career diplomat, Tim Barrow, had been appointed as envoy to the European Union after the previous ambassador...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 5- BEIJING, Jan 5- Growth in China's services sector accelerated to a 17- month high in December, a private survey showed, adding to views that the world's second-largest is entering the new year with stronger momentum. The strong pick-up mirrored improvements in manufacturing surveys earlier this week, as market watchers debate whether China's...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 4- TOKYO, Jan 4- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in a year in December as orders picked up, a private survey showed on Wednesday, in an encouraging sign that the struggling economy may be regaining momentum. Much of the jump in demand appeared to be in the form of domestic orders, though survey respondents also reported...

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Sterling hit a two-month low against a dollar that soared to its highest levels in 14 years against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, the first day of London trading in 2017.. But as the dollar surged after the equivalent U.S. manufacturing PMI hit a two-year high, sterling weakened against the greenback, falling to $1.2200- its weakest since the end of...

  • *UK manufacturing PMI hits highest since June 2014. *Analysts cautious about long-term health of UK economy. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 56.1, the strongest reading since June 2014, from 53.6 in November, helped by orders from home and abroad.

  • LONDON, Jan 3- British manufacturing growth climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month, fuelled by new orders from both home and abroad and adding to signs the economy ended 2016 strongly, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 56.1, the strongest reading since June 2014, from 53.6 in November.

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Sterling hit a two-week high against the euro on Tuesday- the first day of London trading in 2017- after a survey suggested British manufacturing growth climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month. The pound tumbled 16 percent against the dollar and 14 percent against the euro in 2016, its worst annual performance in eight years, with the bulk...

  • LONDON, Jan 3- British manufacturing growth climbed to a two-and-a-half-year high last month, fuelled by new orders from both home and abroad and adding to signs the economy ended 2016 strongly, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 56.1, the strongest reading since June 2014, from 53.6 in November.

  • LONDON, Jan 2- Major European equity indexes climbed to new highs in thin trading on Monday, with strong manufacturing reports from the region boosting sentiment on the first trading day of 2017.. Italy's FTSE MIB index was up 1.3 percent by 1037 GMT after rising to its highest since January 2016. Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent after reaching to its highest in...

  • This should reverse next year, " Erste Bank said in a note. Economic growth in Central Europe outpaced the euro zone last year, and this year could bring about an acceleration in GDP growth, analysts said. Hungary launched fiscal stimulus late last year, cutting the corporate tax rate and social taxes, and raising wages.

  • BEIJING, Jan 1- China's manufacturing sector expanded for a fifth month in December, but growth slowed a touch more than expected in a sign that government measures to rein in soaring asset prices are starting to have a knock-on effect on the broader economy. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 51.4 in December compared with 51.7 in November.

  • BEIJING, Jan 1- China's manufacturing sector expanded for a fifth month in December, but growth slowed a touch more than expected in a sign that government measures to rein in soaring asset prices are starting to have a knock-on effect on the broader economy. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 51.4 in December compared with 51.7 in November.

  • BEIJING, Jan 1- China's manufacturing sector expanded at a weaker than expected pace in December, with growth slowing from the previous month as the world's second-largest economy heads into 2017.. China's manufacturing sector has picked up in recent months, buoyed by a government infrastructure building spree and a housing boom, which have fueled demand for...