LONDON, July 3- The global economy ended the first half on a high as business activity picked up in June, with new orders pouring in at their fastest rate in over three years, a survey showed on Thursday.» Read More
PARIS, June 23- European shares were steady in early trade on Monday, with France's CAC 40 index dipping after data showed French business activity has slowed more than expected. At 0704 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was flat at 1,394.81 points, while the CAC 40 was down 0.1 percent.
HONG KONG, June 23- China shares edged down on Monday even though a preliminary survey showed activity in China's factory sector in June expanded for the first time in six months, a new sign the economy is stabilizing. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also slipped 0.1 percent.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetites for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.
*Encouraging China flash PMI boosts HK, Shanghai nonplussed. *China medical devices sector rises on more govt support. HONG KONG, June 23- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday after a preliminary survey showed activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months, offering new signs the economy is stabilising.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetite for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.
BEIJING, June 23- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Monday, offering new signs the is stabilizing thanks to Beijing's measures to shore up growth.
TOKYO, June 23- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in June for the first time in three months, a preliminary survey showed on Monday, in a sign that domestic demand has quickly recovered from a sales tax increase at the start of April.
BEIJING, June 5- Growth in China's services sector retreated to a four-month low in May, a private survey showed, contrasting with other data which had raised hopes that the world's second-largest economy may have steadied last month.
JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, rose to 54.3 from April's 52.8, holding above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for the 20th month running.
LONDON, June 4- Euro zone business growth eased in May and firms cut prices for the 26th straight month, a survey showed on Wednesday, likely underpinning expectations for the European Central Bank to loosen policy on Thursday.
LONDON, June 3- Global manufacturing activity accelerated slightly last month as output picked up to meet a growing order book, a survey showed on Tuesday. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.2 in May from April's 51.9, above the 50 mark that indicates growth for the 18th month in a row.
BEIJING, June 3- China's services sector grew at its fastest pace in six months in May as new orders rebounded, an official survey showed, reinforcing hopes that the Chinese economy may be steadying after a tumultuous few months.
The final reading of the HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers' index for May rose to 49.4, lower than a preliminary reading of 49.7 but up from 48.1 in April. The final PMI was weaker than the flash reading due to an upward revision of the stocks of finished goods, HSBC said.
June 2- The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index for May, originally reported at 53.2, will be corrected to show a faster acceleration in factory activity last month, CNBC said on Monday, citing ISM as the source.
June 2- The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index for May, originally reported at 53.2, has been corrected to 56, CNBC said on Monday, citing ISM as the source. The numbers reported earlier, which were weaker than market expectations, weighed on stocks and pushed yields on U.S.
ISM MAY MANUFACTURING INDEX SHOULD HAVE BEEN 56, NOT 53.2 AS ORIGINALLY REPORTED-CNBC, CITING ISM.
*Firms cite Ukraine crisis as reason for weak orders. WARSAW, June 2- Polish factory activity slowed unexpectedly in May yet Czech manufacturing grew at its fastest pace in two years, data showed on Monday, underlining Poland's exposure to the Ukraine crisis.
The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index inched down in May to 57.0 from 57.3, but stayed far above the 50 line that divides growth from contraction. "Sustaining the rebound and continuing to push towards rebalancing the UK economy towards manufacturing therefore remains critical.
LONDON, June 2- Euro zone manufacturing growth slowed more than initially thought last month, a business survey showed on Monday, likely fuelling expectations that the European Central Bank will ease policy this week.
*China official PMI rises to 5- mth high of 50.8 in May. BEIJING/ SEOUL, June 2- China continues to show signs of an economic revival as its factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in May, raising some hopes across the region that Beijing's targeted measures to bolster growth are having an impact.