LONDON, Dec 16- Euro zone businesses are ending 2014 in slightly better shape than thought but growth remains weak and firms are still cutting prices to encourage trade, surveys showed on Tuesday. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, rose to 51.7 from a 16- month low of...» Read More
HONG KONG, July 3- China shares lingered at two-week highs on Thursday, as early losses were erased after a private survey reinforced signs that the broader economy is stabilising. Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, according to a services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit.
BEIJING, July 3- China's service sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in 15 months in June, a private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilising.
*June house prices rise at fastest annual pace in over 9 yrs. *Construction PMI index hits highest level since February. LONDON, July 2- Britain's house prices rose at their fastest rate in nine years and London prices showed their biggest jump in a generation, data showed on Wednesday, as measures to curb mortgage lending have yet to have an impact.
UK CONSTRUCTION PMI HITS FOUR-MONTH HIGH IN JUNE- MARKIT@. LONDON, July 2- A surge in home-building helped British construction activity to grow at its fastest annual pace in four months in June, bucking expectations for a slowdown, industry data showed on Wednesday.
JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a four-month high of 52.7 in June from May's 52.1, holding above the 50 mark indicating growth for the 19th month in a row. "The global PMI suggests the growth of manufacturing output strengthened further into midyear," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan.
LONDON, July 1-* Euro zone June manufacturing PMI falls to 51.8. *Growth led by Germany and periphery but France contracts. LONDON, July 1- Euro zone manufacturing growth eased slightly more than previously thought last month and factories fulfilled existing orders to keep busy, a business survey showed on Tuesday.
*Growth led by Germany and periphery but France contracts. A resurgence in the bloc's periphery countries supported Germany, which was again the driving force, despite slower growth due to extra public holidays. Markit's final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell to 51.8 in June from May's 52.2, its lowest since November.
SHANGHAI, July 1- China's main stock indexes ended flat on Tuesday, as targeted stimulus measures and upbeat purchasing managers' index data failed to boost investors' appetites. Analysts said the figure was expected to be good following the earlier release of an upbeat HSBC/ Markit PMI for June.
--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. Spot Asian iron ore ended last week at $94.90 a tonne, a gain of 3 percent from the prior week, with prices bolstered by an improvement in the outlook for manufacturing in China following the June HSBC flash Purchasing Managers' Index showing expansion for the first time in six months.
The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, advanced to 51.5 in June from 51.4 in May. "Things are gradually improving in India's manufacturing sector. Output picked up in June, supported by growing order flows, especially from overseas, "said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC.
BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders jumped, a private survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy as the government steps up policy support.
*June factory activity strongest since Nov 2013- HSBC PMI. BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders jumped, a private survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy as the government steps up policy support.
TOKYO, July 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in June at a faster pace than initially reported, revised data showed on Tuesday, in a sign that domestic demand has quickly recovered from a sales tax increase at the start of April.
BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector quickened to a six-month high in June, a government survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs that the economy is regaining strength after an unsteady start to 2014.. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51 in June from May's 50.8, the National Bureau of Statistics said.
*June HSBC/ Markit mfg PMI at s/adj 48.4, a 10- mth low. Exports in June grew 2.5 percent over a year earlier to $47.84 billion and imports rose 4.5 percent to $42.55 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $5.29 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Tuesday. China, the United States and the European Union are the country's top three export markets.
SEOUL, July 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity suffered its worst fall in 10 months in June, a private-sector survey showed on Tuesday, fresh evidence that the recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy is losing momentum.
It's a solid number, says CNBC's Rick Santelli reporting the latest numbers on manufacturing. Expectations were for 57.
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