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  • 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...

  • BEIJING, May 4- China's factories suffered their fastest drop in activity in a year in April as new orders shrank, a private business survey showed on Monday, hardening the case for fresh policy stimulus to halt a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.9 in April- the lowest level since April 2014- from...

  • BEIJING, May 4- China's factories suffered their fastest drop in activity for a year as new orders fell in April, a private business survey showed on Monday, hardening the case for fresh policy stimulus to boost a flagging economy. "China's manufacturing sector had a weak start to Q2, with total new business declining at the quickest rate in a year while production...

  • *Asia shares narrowly mixed, Japan on holiday for three days. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged down 0.2 percent. The HSBC/ Markit PMI for South Korea set an ill omen, falling to a six-month trough of 48.8 in April.

  • April Markit manufacturing PMI lowest in 2015. Expansion in the U.S. manufacturing sector weakened in April as growth in output and new orders fell, according to financial data vendor Markit. April's growth was the slowest of 2015, and "the survey results raise worries that the dollar's appreciation is hurting the economy," said Chris Williamson, Markit's chief...

  • May 1- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Friday ahead of the release of data that could support signs that the economy is regaining momentum after stumbling in the first quarter. Construction spending is expected to have risen in March after slipping in February, while the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index is expected to have...

  • May 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday ahead of the release of data that could support signs that the economy is regaining momentum after stumbling in the first quarter. *Construction spending is expected to have risen in March after slipping in February, while the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index is expected to have...

  • *UK manufacturing growth falls to seven-month low. *GRAPHIC: UK factory PMI http://r.reuters.com/tap74s. Sterling hit a three-week low against the euro after the Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, a closely watched monthly business survey, suffered its biggest fall in more than two years.

  • *China's official PMI shows manufacturing sector barely grew. TOKYO, May 1- An index of Asian shares recovered from session lows but struggled to stay positive on Friday after weak corporate earnings dented Wall Street, while the dollar clawed back some losses after suffering its worst monthly performance in four years against a basket of six major currencies.

  • *April official factory PMI unchanged from March at 50.1. BEIJING, May 1- China's factories struggled to grow in April as domestic and export demand remained weak, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will roll out more measures to support the slowing economy. "Since the current slowdown is in large part a consequence of the slow-moving property market...

  • TOKYO, May 1- Japanese manufacturing activity contracted in April for the first time in almost a year as domestic orders and output fell, adding to fears that the economy struggling to gain traction. The Markit/ JMMA final Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to a seasonally adjusted 49.9 in April, compared with a preliminary reading of 49.7 and...

  • SHANGHAI, May 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector barely grew in April, an official survey showed on Friday, holding slightly above the level separating expansion from contraction. The official Purchasing Managers' Index stood at 50.1 in April, identical to the previous month's reading and above the 50- point mark that separates growth from...