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  • *Heightened tensions over Ukraine weighing on sentiment. LONDON, Sept 3- Euro zone business grew at the slowest rate this year in August as escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine subdued spending and investment, surveys showed on Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 3- China shares rose for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, spurred by two surveys showing activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, pushing the major indexes to multi-month highs. The Hong Kong market followed suit, with its benchmark index scoring the best rise in six weeks.

  • *HSBC services PMI hits 17- month high of 54.1 in Aug. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, two surveys showed on Wednesday, offseting factory-sector weakness and letting the government stick with its "targeted" policy stance to keep growth on track.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit jumped to 54.1 in August- the strongest reading since March 2013- from a nine-year low of 50.0 in July.

  • *Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from 54.2 in July. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector.

  • BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, with the official purchasing managers' index for the industry rising to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, a government survey showed on Wednesday. The official non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index was published by the National Bureau of Statistics.

  • LONDON, Sept 2- Global manufacturing growth accelerated last month as factory activity in the United States increased sharply although growth in new orders ticked lower, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • Mexico factory sentiment rises in August Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Sept 1- Mexico's manufacturing sector sentiment rose in August, a survey showed on Monday, hitting an seven-month high on growth in output and employment. The HSBC Mexico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.1 in August, after adjusting for seasonal variation, from 51.5 in July.

  • *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'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.

  • 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.