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Economic Reports Chicago PMI

  • BEIJING, March 1- Growth in China's services sector slowed slightly in February compared with the previous month but remained robust, an official survey showed on Wednesday.

  • *China official PMI seen slipping to 51.1 in Feb. *Data due on March 1 at 0100 GMT. BEIJING, Feb 27- Activity in China's manufacturing sector likely grew modestly for the seventh month in a row in February as resources prices extended a rapid rally and on signs of improving global demand for Chinese exports, a Reuters poll showed.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 21- Gold prices pared losses on weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data on Tuesday, after falling 1 percent on renewed expectations of an increase in U.S. interest rates next month that pushed the dollar higher. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,235.85 an ounce since the start of the year. "The Fed was pretty hawkish on the weekend but the PMI...

  • Europe's benchmark index of 300 leading shares rose 0.3 percent to 1,468 points, led by purchasing manager index reports that showed the euro zone economy expanding much faster and more smoothly than expected. Growth in Germany's private sector reached its highest level in nearly three years, while French business activity surged to near a six-year high.

  • *Strong PMI surveys from France, Germany. LONDON, Feb 21- The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to the potential for U.S. interest rates to rise next month, returning investors' attention to the bullish fundamentals of the world's biggest economy. Market News International also quoted colleague Patrick Harker...

  • *China factory, services surveys point to further solid growth. BEIJING, Feb 6- Growth in China's services sector remained robust in January as companies reported a solid increase in orders, though the pace of expansion eased from the previous month, a private business survey showed. The strong reading mirrored improvements in manufacturing surveys last week,...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 3- Activity in Russia's service sector expanded at the fastest pace in 8-1/ 2 years in January, the Markit purchasing managers index showed on Friday, adding to evidence the economy has turned a corner following a deep slump. The index's headline figure rose to 58.4 in January from 56.5 in December, moving further above the 50 mark that separates...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- Britain's construction industry grew last month at the weakest rate since August against a backdrop of rocketing costs linked to the Brexit vote, but builders were more upbeat about the year ahead, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The index also showed the sharpest rise in costs since August 2008, as sterling's slide since the referendum...

  • *Bucharest government retreats from anti-corruption reforms. *Poland leads stocks rise, Bucharest equities fall. Thousands protested in Bucharest in freezing cold on Tuesday night after the new leftist government decriminalized a number of corruption offenses in an emergency decree which took effect immediately.

  • *UK manufacturing starts 2017 with strong growth- PMI. LONDON, Feb 1- Sterling's fall since Britain voted to leave the European Union stoked the sharpest rise in factory costs on record last month but offered little boost to exports, tainting otherwise robust manufacturing growth at the start of 2017.. The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers'...

  • *Poland leads stocks rise, Bucharest equities fall. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 1- The Romanian leu weakened as a government decree to ease anti-corruption rules triggered new street protests in Bucharest, while strong manufacturing indices buoyed other Central European assets. The leu fell 0.4 percent to 4.517 against the euro Thousands protested in Bucharest...

  • *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...