BEIJING, June 20- Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector weakened further in June to a 9- month low as new orders faltered, a preliminary survey of purchasing managers showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs of tepid economic growth in the second quarter.» Read More
HONG KONG, May 23- Hong Kong shares could start weaker on Thursday, tracking Wall Street losses and ahead of the HSBC China flash purchasing managers' index for May that could offer fresh clues on the world's second-largest economy. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was up 1.6 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 0.7 percent at 0050 GMT.
The HSBC services Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 51.1 in April from 54.3 in March, with new order expansion the slowest in 20 months and staffing levels in the service sector decreasing for the first time since January 2009.
NEW YORK, May 3- U.S. Treasuries briefly trimmed losses on Friday after the Institute for Supply Management's non-manufacturing index for April came in slightly weaker than forecast, but showed the sector still expanded. The U.S. 30- year Treasury bond trimmed a steep loss by 4/ 32 and the 10- year Treasury note briefly trimmed its loss by 2/ 32..
LONDON, May 3- Britain's dominant services sector recorded its strongest growth since last summer's Olympics in April, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that the slow economic recovery may be gaining some traction.
*Worry about weak China demand hits Shanghai copper. European stock markets were seen tracking Asian shares lower, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's DAX would open down as much as 1 percent.
BEIJING, May 2- China's factory-sector growth eased in April as new export orders fell for the first time this year, a private survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the euro zone recession and sluggish U.S. demand may be reining in China's economic recovery.
SEOUL, May 2- South Korea's manufacturing activity expanded in April by the fastest pace in more than two years as new orders continued to grow, a private sector survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy may be on a sustained recovery path.
LONDON, May 1- British manufacturing contracted by the narrowest of margins in April, and much less than expected, the first major set of data for the second quarter of the year showed on Wednesday.
*Most markets in Asia, Europe shut for Labour Day, UK shares seen flat. *China official April PMI eases from March's 11- month high.
*China's PMI unexpectedly slows in April. TOKYO, May 1- Brent crude futures fell below $102 a barrel on Monday as investors worried about the outlook for growth in the world's two largest oil consumers, the United States and China, and U.S. oil stocks rose more than expected.
BEIJING, May 1- Growth in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April as new export orders fell, raising fresh doubts about the strength of the economy after a disappointing first quarter.
BEIJING, May 1- Growth in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April, with the official purchasing managers' index falling to 50.6 from March's 11- month high of 50.9 as new export orders and input prices contracted, data showed on Wednesday.
SINGAPORE, May 1- London copper retreated on Wednesday after logging its deepest monthly fall in almost a year in April, as weaker than expected manufacturing data from top consumer China fueled demand concerns. *Copper prices ended April with a loss of 6.4 percent, the widest since May 2012.
BEIJING, May 1- Growth in China's factory sector slowed in April, with the official manufacturing purchasing managers' index dipping to 50.6 from March's 11- month high of 50.9. Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun. Overall PMI 50.6 50.9 50.1 50.4 50.6 50.6 50.2 49.8 49.2 50.1.
BEIJING, May 1- Growth in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in April, with the official purchasing managers' index falling to 50.6 from March's 11- month high of 50.9, data showed on Wednesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.
TOKYO, April 30- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in April at the fastest pace in just over a year in an encouraging sign that stabilising overseas demand and a weaker yen are helping the economy.
*Eyes on China's manufacturing PMI data May 1. New York Mercantile Exchange June crude futures ended the day $1.50 per barrel higher at $94.50, aided by a break above the 40- day moving average on a continuation chart.
*Eyes on China's manufacturing PMI on May 1. *Coming up: Dallas manufacturing business index 1430 GMT. LONDON, April 29- Brent crude held steady above $103 per barrel on Monday as a shaky outlook for growth in the world's biggest oil consumers, the United States, Europe and China prevented prices from building on last week's recovery.
*Eyes on China's manufacturing PMI on May 1. LONDON, April 29- Brent crude oil slipped to $103 per barrel on Monday as an uncertain outlook for growth in the world's two largest oil consumers, the United States and China, encouraged commodities markets to consolidate.