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  • LONDON, April 5- Sterling fell on Tuesday with a slight improvement in a monthly business sentiment indicator too little to settle nerves over Britain's economic performance. A rise in the UK current account deficit to 7 percent of national output has put focus on how exposed Britain is should foreign investors and buyers of its bonds be spooked by a vote to...

  • But while there may be some positive fundamentals in other commodities markets, with tentative signs of a recovery in China's vast manufacturing sector, there is no silver lining in sight for coal. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index expanded for the first time in 9 months in March, rising to 50.2, up from February's 49 to be just over the 50- line that...

  • SYDNEY, LONDON, NEW YORK, April 1- Activity in China's factory sector grew for the first time in nine months during March to bring a hint of spring to the global economy, although growth remained weak in Europe, and subdued in the U.S. Headlining in Asia was a rise in the official version of the Chinese Purchasing Managers' Index to 50.2, above the 50- point mark that...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The U.S. economy's manufacturing sector resumed growth in March, bolstered by strength in new orders, according to an industry report released on Friday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 51.8 from 49.5 the month before. The reading was just above expectations of 50.7 from a Reuters poll of 68...

  • *The Labor Department's report, due at 8:30 a.m. ET, is expected to show that employers added 205,000 jobs in March, less than the 242,000 added in February. *A separate report at 10 a.m. on Friday is expected to show the Institute for Supply Management's national manufacturing index rose to 50.7 in March from 49.5 the previous month. *Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

  • *China factory sector growth for first time in 9 months. *China copper smelters look for Q2 treatment hike. Some analysts were cautious, however, about PMI data in China, the world's top metals consumer, accounting for 45 percent of global copper demand.

  • *China's PMI data shows first expansion in nine months. Brent crude for June delivery fell 23 cents to $40.10 a barrel as of 0704 GMT. Prices have recently pulled back on low trading volumes, concerns about oversupply ahead of an oil producers' meeting in Doha to agree a possible output freeze on April 17, and a firmer dollar, said Michael McCarthy, chief market...

  • SHANGHAI, April 1- China and Hong Kong stocks fell more than 1 percent on Friday morning, as S&P's cut to China's credit outlook offset any optimism from a pick-up in March manufacturing activity. China's blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.5 percent, to 3,170.36 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.4 percent, to 2,961.22 points.

  • SYDNEY, April 1- Asian shares and the dollar both lost more ground on Friday as investors began the new quarter in a cautious mood, with glimmers of life in China's economy offset by a darkening mood in Japan. Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector expanded in March for the first time in nine months as the official Purchasing Managers' Index surprised at...

  • SHANGHAI, April 1- Activity in China's manufacturing activity unexpectedly expanded in March for the first time in nine months, an official survey showed on Friday, adding to hopes that downward pressure on the world's second-largest economy is easing. However some economists said the timing of the long Lunar New Year holiday that month might have distorted...

  • BEIJING, April 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly expanded in March, an official survey showed on Friday, adding to hopes that downward pressure on the world's second-largest economy is easing. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 50.2 in March, compared to the previous month's reading of 49 and above the 50- point mark that...

  • BEIJING, April 1- Activity in China's services industry expanded in March at a faster pace than in the previous month, an official survey showed on Friday. The official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.8 in March, up from the previous month's 52.7 and well above the 50- point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago Bureau Chief, discuss the Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index reading for March.

  • SHANGHAI, March 29- Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely shrank for an eight straight month in March, but at a slower pace than in February as a reviving property market gave a much-needed boost to sales of steel and other construction materials, economists polled by Reuters said. China's factory sector has been in an prolonged slowdown, weighed down...

  • *March flash euro zone composite PMI 53.7. *Composite PMI above all forecasts in Reuters poll. LONDON, March 22- Business activity in the euro zone and sentiment in powerhouse Germany ended the first quarter on a brighter note, surveys showed on Tuesday, suggesting the European Central Bank's extra stimulus may already be having a positive effect.

  • LONDON, March 3- Global business activity expanded at its weakest rate in over three years last month despite firms cutting prices for the first time since September, a survey showed on Thursday. "February's PMI surveys further highlight the broad-based weakness in global growth during the opening quarter of 2016," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan.

  • *China sees 7th month of manufacturing contraction. Manufacturing output across much of Asia shrank in February while waning throughout Europe and remaining sluggish in the U.S., according to surveys of purchasing managers on Tuesday. The global PMI combines survey data from countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, China and...

  • LONDON, March 1- Global manufacturing growth stagnated last month as falling prices failed to stop a deceleration in new orders, pushing factories to trim workforces, a business survey showed on Tuesday. "Inflows of new business and production volumes barely rose, while the trend in international trade deteriorated," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. economy's manufacturing sector contracted in February but at a slower pace than the previous month, according to an industry report released on Tuesday. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 49.5 from 48.2 the month before. The reading was above expectations of 48.5 from a Reuters poll...

  • *Downbeat PMI surveys raise hopes of more steps from Beijing, ECB. *Wall Street expect to open up 0.5 pct ahead of data deluge. Asia had risen as weak China data fanned hopes for more stimulus there, and it was the same story in Europe as euro zone manufacturing activity expanded at its weakest pace for a year despite more deep discounting and slumped to a near...