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  • *UK manufacturing PMI hits 14- month low. LONDON, Sept 1- Britain's manufacturing revival slowed sharply last month as the Ukraine crisis crimped demand from abroad, further denting hopes for a more balanced economic recovery.

  • The Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.5 in August- its lowest level since June last year and below all forecasts in a Reuters poll- from July's downwardly revised 54.8.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed slightly more than initially thought last month as new orders dwindled and factories suffered amid rising tensions in Ukraine, a business survey showed on Monday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 1- China shares rose on Monday as gains in defence and media firms helped to offset a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. Defence stocks were the key outperformers again after Friday, bolstered by President Xi Jinping's comment that China will spur military innovation.

  • *Macau gaming sector weak ahead of August data. HONG KONG, Sept 1- Chinese shares rose on Monday, with defence and media names leading the gains, shrugging off a lower-than-expected official Purchasing Managers' Index that added to signs of softness in the economy. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.3 percent.

  • China's yuan edges up despite weak PMI and midpoint Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Sept 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Monday, with technical buying helping to offset the impact of slightly worse-than-expected manufacturing surveys and weaker daily fix.

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:06 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday. An official industry group, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said its separate PMI declined to 51.1 from 51.7.

  • China manufacturing growth slowed in August Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:41 PM ET

    BEIJING— Two surveys show China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment. HSBC Corp. said Monday its purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from July's 18- month high of 51.7 on a 100- point scale on which numbers above 50 show an expansion.

  • China's final HSBC PMI hits 3-month low in August Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 9:46 PM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 1- China's vast factory sector grew at its slackest pace in three months in August as growth in output and new orders cooled, a private survey showed, adding to worries that the economy is losing momentum despite government steps to steady it.

  • SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity snapped a three-month run of contraction by posting slight growth in August, but new export orders declined for a fifth consecutive month, a private-sector survey found on Monday.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Activity in China's vast factory sector likely weakened in August as demand faltered, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing expectations that further policy steps may be needed to keep economic growth on track.

  • Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 21- Hong Kong's benchmark share index posted its biggest daily loss in two weeks on Thursday, after a preliminary private survey showed growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August, triggering broad profit-taking on recent gains.

  • Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.

  • Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index, which tracks growth in the manufacturing and service sectors that make up more than two-thirds of the economy, fell to 54.9 in August from 55.7.

  • *The HSBC/ Markit flash China PMI hits 3- month low in Aug. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Aug 21- China's manufacturing activity hit a three-month low in August, raising the case for fresh policy steps to keep growth on track, while a Reuters poll showed Japan's economic recovery is likely to be modest despite an small acceleration the factory sector.

  • *China Aug factory activity slowed to 3- month low. The HSBC/ Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 50.3 from July's 18- month high of 51.7, missing a Reuters forecast of 51.5. "Today's data suggest that the economic recovery is still continuing but its momentum has slowed again," said Hongbin Qu, chief economist for China at HSBC.

  • UPDATE 1-China August HSBC flash PMI slips to 3-month low Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:53 PM ET

    BEIJING, Aug 21- Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.