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  • TOKYO, June 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in May for the first time in two months as domestic orders and output rose, suggesting the economy may be grinding higher again after faltering in April. The Markit/ JMMA final Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 in May, unchanged from the preliminary reading...

  • China May services PMI cools to 53.2 Sunday, 31 May 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    BEIJING, June 1- Growth in China's services industry cooled in May, an official survey showed on Monday, suggesting the country's worst economic downturn in at least six years may be deepening. Growth in China's services companies has been more resilient than at its ailing factories, but the sector has succumbed to the broader economic cooldown in recent months.

  • BEIJING, June 1- Activity in China's giant factory sector expanded slightly in May, as expected, an official survey showed on Monday, offering investors some relief but not enough to arrest worries about a persistent economic slowdown. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index edged up to 50.2 from April's 50.1, the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • MELBOURNE, June 1- London copper edged up in thin trade on Monday after sliding 5 percent last month, as a gauge of manufacturing growth in top metals user China showed only a tepid increase in May. *The most-traded August copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange fell 1.1 percent to 43,680 yuan a tonne. *China's official PMI was in line with expectations,...

  • *Greece's ongoing woes, downbeat U.S. data hit sentiment. TOKYO, June 1- Asian shares slipped early on Monday as persistent fears about Greece's precarious financial situation and downbeat U.S. data sapped confidence. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.5 percent in early trading, while Japan's Nikkei stock index gave up...

  • SEOUL, June 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity contracted for a third consecutive month in May and fell to its lowest level since mid-2013, a private survey showed on Monday, casting further shadows on the country's economic recovery. The HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers' index of South Korea's manufacturing sector slid to a seasonally adjusted 47.8 in...

  • Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI reax Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI reax

    Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss Chicago PMI data.

  • Chicago PMI 46.2 Friday, 29 May 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.2

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.

  • *New Zealand dollar hits lowest since Sept. 2010. LONDON, May 29- The dollar index rose on Friday, resuming its recent streak of monthly gains after a break in April, with investors likely to look past soft first-quarter U.S. growth numbers after recent activity data pointed to a more sustained recovery. Traders said the Chicago Purchasing managers' index for May and...

  • BEIJING, May 28- China's factories struggled to expand in May despite recent interest rate cuts and other policy stimulus, a Reuters poll showed, suggesting the government may have to do more to halt a protracted slowdown in the economy. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity contracted for a third month in May and output shrank at...

  • *Shanghai stocks focus on potential positives of weak China PMI. LONDON, May 21- World shares hovered near record highs on Thursday after downbeat Chinese manufacturing data put pressure on Beijing for more stimulus and the Federal Reserve signalled an increase in U.S. interest rates is still some way off. Top euro zone leaders will meet later in Latvia, where...

  • LONDON, May 21- The euro rose against the dollar for the first time in four days on Thursday, helped by signs of a recovery in French business activity, although a slowdown in Germany's private sector kept gains limited. Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index for Germany, which tracks manufacturing and services activity accounting for more than...

  • *PMIs point to 0.4 pct growth in current quarter- Markit. "There will be a lot of people disappointed that we have an easing in growth for the second month but it needs to be put in context that it is a reasonable number," said Chris Williamson, survey compiler Markit's chief economist. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands...

  • *HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. The poor reading, which followed a raft of downbeat April data, reinforced analysts' views that Beijing has to take bolder steps to combat a protracted slowdown, as growth threatens to drop below 7 percent for the first time since the global financial crisis. The preliminary HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers'...

  • SINGAPORE, May 21- London copper futures edged higher on Thursday, bouncing off the previous session's three-week low after another soft Chinese manufacturing report suggested Beijing may have to do more to stimulate the world's No. 2 economy. Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was up half a percent at $6,253.50 a tonne by 0219 GMT, after touching...

  • *HSBC flash PMI signals persistent weakness in economy. BEIJING, May 21- Chinese factory activity contracted for the third month in May and output shrank at the fastest rate in just over a year, a private survey showed, indicating persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy that requires increased policy support. The flash HSBC/ Markit Purchasing...

  • TOKYO, May 21- Japanese manufacturing activity rebounded modestly in May as output and new orders picked up, suggesting a much-needed improvement in demand at home and abroad. The Markit/ JMMA flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to a seasonally adjusted 50.9 in May from a final 49.9 in April. The final Markit/ JMMA PMI for May will be released...

  • METALS-Copper holds near 3-week low ahead of China PMI Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 8:36 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, May 21- London copper futures steadied near their lowest level in three weeks early on Thursday ahead of key manufacturing data on China that may provide more clues on the extent of economic slowdown in the world's top consumer of the metal. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was little changed at $6,219 a tonne by 0028 GMT, after touching...

  • LONDON, May 6- Britain's huge service sector unexpectedly picked up speed in April, a survey showed on Wednesday, countering other signs that the economy was slowing just before a national election on Thursday. The Markit/ CIPS services purchasing managers' index climbed to an eight-month high of 59.5 in April from 58.9 in March and beating the median forecast...

  • Euro zone business activity starts Q2 on solid footing Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *PMIs point to Q2 GDP growth of 0.4 pct- Markit. Markit's final composite Purchasing Managers' Index, seen as a good guide to growth, was 53.9 in April, ahead of an earlier flash reading of 53.5 but just behind March's 11- month high of 54.0. "The fact that the rate of growth failed to gain further momentum is a disappointment, but the national growth variations will give...