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  • *China official PMI shows manufacturing at 3- year low. BEIJING, Dec 1- Manufacturing activity in China hit a three-year low in November, an industry survey showed Tuesday, supporting the case for more accommodative policies as authorities seek to prop up growth in the world's second largest economy. China's National Bureau of Statistics' official Purchasing...

  • TOKYO, Dec 1- Asian shares were solidly higher on Tuesday, shrugging off a Chinese factory survey that did little to ease concerns about cooling growth and taking some comfort from a private survey showing a glimmer of stabilization. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan extended early gains and was up 1.6 percent, while Japan's Nikkei was...

  • *China manufacturing PMI mildly disappointing. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 1- The dollar stepped back on Tuesday after nearing a 13- year high against a basket of currencies as traders bought back the euro, long depressed by expectations of aggressive policy easing from the European Central Bank. The euro rose 0.2 percent to $1.0585 from a 7 1/ 2- month low of $1.05575...

  • BEIJING, Dec 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth straight month to a three-year low, an official survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs of persistent economic sluggishness despite a flurry of stimulus moves. With subdued demand at home and abroad, activity in China's factories shrank in October for a third straight month,...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted more than expected in November, an official survey showed on Tuesday. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 49.6 in November, compared with the previous month's reading of 49.8 and below the 50- point mark that separates growth from contraction on a monthly basis.

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent in early trading, while Japan's Nikkei added 0.5 percent. China will release its official manufacturing PMI for November, while the private Markit/ Caixin version is also due later in the morning. Investor focus will also remain on the Chinese yuan after the International Monetary...

  • UPDATE 1-Euro zone business growth at four-year high Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 6:06 AM ET

    *PMI points to Q4 GDP growth of 0.4-0.5 pct- Markit. LONDON, Nov 23- Business activity in the euro zone picked up at its fastest pace since mid-2011 this month, and far quicker than expected, as slowing growth in France following the Nov. 13 attacks was offset by a buoyant Germany. With firms cutting prices for a second month, Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 12-- The recent uptick in purchasing managers' indexes in both China and the developed world has led to some optimism that a rebound in commodity demand and prices is just around the corner. This view is largely based on previous experiences of rising PMIs being accompanied by stronger consumption of natural resources, and both data...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 12-- The recent uptick in purchasing managers' indexes in both China and the developed world has led to some optimism that a rebound in commodity demand and prices is just around the corner. This view is largely based on previous experiences of rising PMIs being accompanied by stronger consumption of natural resources, and both data...

  • *PMI points to Q3 euro zone GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. *China's Oct Caixin services PMI hits 3- month high of 52.0. LONDON, Nov 4- Euro zone private business growth remained tepid last month but activity in China's services industry expanded at its fastest pace in three months, easing concerns about persistent weakness in its economy, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • BEIJING, Nov 4- Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in three months in October, thanks to stronger new business, a private survey showed on Wednesday, easing concerns over persistent weakness in the economy as the manufacturing sector falters. The Caixin/Markit Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.0 in October from September's...

  • DUBAI, Nov 3- The private sector in the two biggest Gulf Arab economies grew at the slowest pace in years in October, corporate surveys showed on Tuesday, indicating low oil prices are starting to slow business activity across the region. The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index for last month dropped to 55.7, its lowest level...

  • LONDON, Nov 3- Sterling held near 10- week highs on a trade-weighted basis and rose against the euro on Tuesday, shrugging off headline data that showed growth in the British construction sector slowing, with investors focusing on the brighter aspects of the survey. The CIPS/ Markit construction Purchasing Managers' Index slipped back to 58.8 in October, in line...

  • *Factory activity decline in China slows. *Dyax soars after Shire offers to buy company. But, while the Institute for Supply Management's national manufacturing index slipped to 50.1, it was ahead of the expected reading of 50.0.

  • LONDON, Nov 2- Global manufacturing growth accelerated to a seven-month high in October but remained muted despite factories cutting their prices at the steepest rate since May 2013, a business survey showed on Monday. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, came in at 51.4 last month after holding steady at August's...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October for a fourth straight month, but a rise in new orders offered hope for a sector buffeted by a strong dollar and relentless spending cuts by energy companies. The Institute for Supply Management said its national manufacturing index slipped to 50.1 this month from a reading of 50.2 in September.

  • *UK manufacturing growth unexpectedly hits 16- month high- PMI. The Markit/ CIPS purchasing managers' index, published on Monday, was a rare bright spot for British manufacturing, which has lagged the wider economic recovery. Taken in isolation, the survey suggested a doubling of economic growth in the final months of the year, after it slowed to 0.5 percent on the...

  • *PMI surveys show exports remain weak across Asia. LONDON/ SYDNEY, Nov 2- Massive monetary stimulus from Chinese and European central banks has done little to spur factory growth, moving a debate over more easing up the agenda and raising doubts over whether U.S. interest rates will rise this year. "We do think there is more easing to come in China.

  • LONDON, Nov 2- The euro climbed on Monday, holding above $1.10 against the dollar, drawing support from higher German Bund yields after some investors judged ECB President Mario Draghi's weekend comments on monetary policy as fairly balanced. Markit's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone was at 52.3 last month, only slightly up from...

  • *PMI surveys show exports remain weak across Asia. SYDNEY, Nov 2- Activity in China's colossal factory sector shrank in October as global demand stuttered, reinforcing the case for more stimulus and questioning whether the Federal Reserve can be confident enough to raise U.S. interest rates this year. A crop of industry surveys out on Monday pointed to another...