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  • BEIJING, March 1- Activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February, according to an official survey released on Sunday, only hours after the Chinese central bank cut interest rates to try to boost slowing momentum. A housing slump, erratic export performance and a state-led slowdown in investment to help restructure...

  • Chicago PMI 45.8 Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 45.8

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing

  • UPDATE 6-Oil rises to $59 as Saudis say demand growing Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 7:07 AM ET

    *China factory sector at 4- month high in Feb- PMI. LONDON, Feb 25- Brent crude oil rose to around $59 a barrel on Wednesday after data showed Chinese factories were producing more than expected and Saudi Arabia's oil minister said oil demand was growing. China is the world's biggest energy consumer and second largest user of oil behind the United States, and even...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 25- China's yuan edged down against the dollar on Wednesday after the central bank set a weaker midpoint, shrugging off stronger-than-expected factory sector activity in February. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index inched up to a four-month high of 50.1 in February, a whisker above the 50- point level that separates growth in...

  • BEIJING, Feb 25- Activity in China's mammoth factory sector edged up to a four-month high in February but export orders shrank at their fastest rate in 20 months, a private survey showed, painting a murky outlook that argues for more policy support. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index inched up to 50.1 in February, a whisker above the 50- point level...

  • BEIJING, Feb 25- Activity in China's mammoth factory sector edged up to a four-month high in February but export orders shrank at their fastest rate in 20 months, a private survey showed, painting a murky outlook that argues for more policy support. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index inched up to 50.1 in February, a whisker above the 50- point level...

  • The jump in activity will provide a glimmer of hope for policymakers who have struggled to steer the monetary union towards growth with modest inflation, but may also support the European Central Bank's decision to buy sovereign bonds. "For the first time since mid-2011 we're seeing a broad-based improvement in growth," said Chris Williamson, chief economist...

  • The Markit/ JMMA flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to a seasonally adjusted 51.5 in February from a final 52.2 in January. Data on Thursday showed Japan's annual exports in January jumped the most since late 2013, supported by shipments of cars to the United States and of electronics parts to Asia. The final Markit/ JMMA PMI for February...

  • Global business activity picked up in Jan -PMI Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, nudged up to 52.8 in January from December's 14- month low of 52.4. "The start of 2015 saw the Global PMI Output Index at last edge higher, halting the slowdown in growth signaled by the surveys in the latter half of last year," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan. The index combines survey data...

  • *Strong new orders, jobs growth boosts UK firms- PMI. Survey signals quarterly UK GDP growth above +0.5 pct. A monthly survey by Markit/ CIPS of businesses in the dominant services sector suggested the economy as a whole is growing at a rate slightly above the 0.5 percent recorded in the final three months of 2014..

  • *PMIs point to Q1 growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. Data compiler Markit said the survey, carried out mostly before the European Central Bank announced a near-trillion euro quantitative easing program to revive inflation and boost the economy, pointed to first-quarter growth of 0.3 percent. Among the big-four nations, output expanded in Germany, Italy and Spain, but the...

  • Is China's slowdown here to stay? Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is China's slowdown here to stay?

    Charlie Diebel, head of macro strategy at Aviva Investors, says that despite data underlining China's slowdown, the country is doing a "good job" at controlling it.

  • Indian services growth picks up pace in January - PMI Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    BENGALURU, Feb 4- Growth among India's services firms picked up pace in January as burgeoning order books boosted confidence, suggesting further expansion this month, a business survey showed on Wednesday. The HSBC Services Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, rose to 52.4 in January from 51.1 in December. "The January Services PMI was marked by faster...

  • China Jan HSBC services PMI falls to 6-month low Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 8:45 PM ET

    BEIJING, Feb 4- China's services sector grew at the slowest pace in six months in January, a private survey showed, raising expectations that policymakers will need to unveil more stimulus measures to avert a sharper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The services sector has been the lone bright spot in China's economy. China's economic growth...

  • *HSBC services PMI falls to 51.8 in Jan, a 6- month low. BEIJING, Feb 4- China's services sector grew at the slowest pace in six months in January as growth in new business weakened, a private survey showed, raising expectations that policymakers may unveil more stimulus steps to avert a sharper slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. The HSBC/ Markit...

  • The Markit/ CIPS construction purchasing managers' index rose to 59.1 from December's 17- month low of 57.6, topping all forecasts in a Reuters poll and far above the 50 mark that signifies growth. "In short, the peak speed of the construction recovery seems to be over, but reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated," said Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit.

  • JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, nudged up to 51.7 in January from December's 16- month low of 51.5. "The January PMI featured a big drop in input costs, as the slump in oil prices drove down costs and provided some useful respite for margins across much of the global manufacturing sector," said David Hensley, a...

  • LONDON, Feb 2- British manufacturing grew slightly faster in January thanks in part to a modest recovery in export orders, and trimmed prices as raw material costs fell at their quickest rate since May 2009, a survey showed on Monday. Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.0 from an upwardly revised 52.7 in December, beating a Reuters...

  • WARSAW, Feb 2- Central European factory output jumped in January supported by falling oil prices and rising domestic demand, pointing to a stronger outlook for growth. The manufacturing PMI in Poland, the region's largest economy, rose to 55.2 last month, data compiled by Markit and HSBC showed, with the index posting its largest month-on-month increase since...

  • Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.0 from 52.7 in December, beating a Reuters poll forecast for 52.6 and holding comfortably above the 50 mark that signals growth. The figures suggest manufacturing output is rising at a quarterly pace of around 0.2 percent, according to survey compiler Markit, only a slight improvement on the...