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  • *China official factory PMI falls to lowest since 2012. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Chinese shares stumbled lower on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite for markets from the country's economic drift. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 1.8 percent, while the CSI300 index of the...

  • *China official manufacturing PMI at lowest since 2012. MANILA, Feb 1- Gold advanced at the start of the month on Monday, extending gains after ending January with its biggest monthly jump in a year, as poor Chinese manufacturing numbers underlined the weak outlook for the global economy. Strong inflows into gold exchange-traded funds, Chinese buying ahead of the...

  • *China official factory PMI falls to lowest since 2012. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 1.6 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen lost 1.4 percent. "The manufacturing sector will likely face a tough year ahead on the back of overcapacity, weakening global demand, and government's plans to tackle pollution,"...

  • *China official PMI contacts at fastest pace in 3-1/ 2 years. *Margin calls fresh threat for China market. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- China and Hong Kong stocks indexes fell on Monday after the release of worse-than-expected China factory activity survey.

  • *China factory PMI falls to 49.4 in Jan vs forecast 49.6. SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Chinese shares got off to a halting start on Monday after an official measure of activity in the giant factory sector fell to its lowest since mid-2012, offering no respite from the economic drift that has dogged markets for months. The Shanghai Composite Index eased 0.5 percent in early trade,...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted at its fastest pace in almost three-and-a-half years in January, missing market expectations, an official survey showed on Monday. "In the meantime, China has started an aggressive capacity reduction in many sectors, which could add downward pressure on the bulk commodity prices over time."

  • BEIJING, Feb 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted more than expected in January, missing market expectations and weaker than the previous month, an official survey showed on Monday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.4 in January, compared to the previous month's reading of 49.7 and below the 50- point mark that separates...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 1- Growth in China's services sector activity slowed in January, the country's official non-manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index survey showed on Monday.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- Activity in China's vast factory sector likely contracted for the sixth consecutive month in January, a Reuters polled showed, underlining a weak start for the year and heightening concerns of a deeper economic slowdown. "Manufacturers shut factories weeks before China's Lunar New Year Holiday, which would drag down factory output," said Zhang...

  • Jan 6- The euro zone economy finished 2015 on solid footing, with business growth in Germany and Italy accelerating to multi-year highs, although inflation pressures remained weak despite months of lavish European Central Bank stimulus. Survey compiler Markit said a rise in the composite PMI to 54.3-- compared with a flash estimate of 54.0 and November's...

  • *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...

  • 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...

  • 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

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