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  • Chicago PMI 46.2 Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.2

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

  • *New Zealand dollar hits lowest since Sept. 2010. LONDON, May 29- The dollar index rose on Friday, resuming its recent streak of monthly gains after a break in April, with investors likely to look past soft first-quarter U.S. growth numbers after recent activity data pointed to a more sustained recovery. Traders said the Chicago Purchasing managers' index for May and...

  • BEIJING, May 28- China's factories struggled to expand in May despite recent interest rate cuts and other policy stimulus, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the government may have to do more to halt a protracted slowdown in the economy. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity contracted for a third month in May and output shrank at...

  • *Shanghai stocks focus on potential positives of weak China PMI. LONDON, May 21- World shares hovered near record highs on Thursday after downbeat Chinese manufacturing data put pressure on Beijing for more stimulus and the Federal Reserve signalled an increase in U.S. interest rates is still some way off. Top euro zone leaders will meet later in Latvia, where...

  • LONDON, May 21- The euro rose against the dollar for the first time in four days on Thursday, helped by signs of a recovery in French business activity, although a slowdown in Germany's private sector kept gains limited. Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index for Germany, which tracks manufacturing and services activity accounting for more than...

  • *PMIs point to 0.4 pct growth in current quarter- Markit. "There will be a lot of people disappointed that we have an easing in growth for the second month but it needs to be put in context that it is a reasonable number," said Chris Williamson, survey compiler Markit's chief economist. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands...

  • *HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. The poor reading, which followed a raft of downbeat April data, reinforced analysts' views that Beijing has to take bolder steps to combat a protracted slowdown, as growth threatens to drop below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis. The preliminary HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers'...

  • SINGAPORE, May 21- London copper futures edged higher on Thursday, bouncing off the previous session's three-week low after another soft Chinese manufacturing report suggested Beijing may have to do more to stimulate the world's No. 2 economy. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up half a percent at $6,253.50 a tonne by 0219 GMT, after touching...

  • *HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. BEIJING, May 21- Chinese factory activity contracted for the third month in May and output shrank at the fastest rate in just over a year, a private survey showed, indicating persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that requires increased policy support. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing...

  • TOKYO, May 21- Japanese manufacturing activity rebounded modestly in May as output and new orders picked up, suggesting a much-needed improvement in demand at home and abroad. The Markit/ JMMA flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 in May from a final 49.9 in April. The final Markit/ JMMA PMI for May will be released...

  • METALS-Copper holds near 3-week low ahead of China PMI Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 21- London copper futures steadied near their lowest level in three weeks early on Thursday ahead of key manufacturing data on China that may provide more clues on the extent of economic slowdown in the world's top consumer of the metal. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was little changed at $6,219 a tonne by 0028 GMT, after touching...

  • LONDON, May 6- Britain's huge service sector unexpectedly picked up speed in April, a survey showed on Wednesday, countering other signs that the economy was slowing just before a national election on Thursday. The Markit/ CIPS services purchasing managers' index climbed to an eight-month high of 59.5 in April from 58.9 in March and beating the median forecast...

  • Euro zone business activity starts Q2 on solid footing Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *PMIs point to Q2 GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. Markit's final composite Purchasing Managers' Index, seen as a good guide to growth, was 53.9 in April, ahead of an earlier flash reading of 53.5 but just behind March's 11- month high of 54.0. "The fact that the rate of growth failed to gain further momentum is a disappointment, but the national growth variations will give...

  • BEIJING, May 6- China's services sector grew at its fastest pace this year in April as a sizzling stock market rally helped boost consumer confidence and spending, a private survey showed on Wednesday. Yet in a sign that China's economy still faces strong headwinds, the HSBC/ Markit China Services Purchasing Managers' Index showed final prices of services hit a...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 4- Mexico's manufacturing sector sentiment held steady in April, with factory activity holding at a slower pace than the start of the year but still pointing to further growth this year, a survey showed on Monday. A slump in oil prices and expectations of higher interest rates in the United States have hammered Mexico's peso since last year, and the...

  • In Poland, the region's biggest economy, the manufacturing PMI eased, for the third month running, to 54.0 from 54.8 in March, capped by a slower increase in new orders, data compiled by Markit and HSBC showed. "The data show some weakening, but they do not alter our expectations for the decision of central banks in the region or economic growth," said Piotr Kalisz, chief...

  • LONDON, May 4- European shares rose on Monday, led higher by Germany after upbeat factory activity, while the dollar steadied following signs the U.S. economy may be emerging from a recent soft patch. Euro zone powerhouse Germany's manufacturing sector lost some momentum in April but continued to expand while in France the sector's final PMI showed activity...

  • HONG KONG, May 4- Asian stocks bounced from their lows on Monday and the Australian dollar pared early losses as weak China factory activity reinforced views that Beijing will roll out fresh support measures soon for the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index showed factory activity in China contracted at its fastest rate...

  • China's yuan falls after weak factory sector survey Sunday, 3 May 2015 | 11:16 PM ET

    HONG KONG, May 4- China's yuan edged down against the dollar on Monday after a private survey showed activity at the country's factories shrank at the fastest rate in a year. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.9 in April- the lowest level since April 2014- from 49.6 in March, as demand faltered and deflationary pressures persisted.

  • *Shanghai shares lower, Aussie dollar slips in reaction. "China's manufacturing sector had a weak start to Q2, with total new business declining at the quickest rate in a year while production stagnated," said Annabel Fiddes, an economist at Markit. Shanghai shares were off 0.6 percent, while the CSI300 index of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen...