LONDON, March 5- Global economic growth eased last month as adverse weather conditions hit the service industry in the United States and Japan, a business survey showed on Wednesday.» Read More
*Men's Wearhouse launches hostile bid for Jos. *Ford boosts China sales, roars past Toyota and Honda. *Financial data firm Markit will report its composite Purchasing Managers Index- a weighted average of its manufacturing and services indexes- at 8:58 a.m. EST and the more widely followed Institute for Supply Management's services index is due at 10:00 a.m..
*Asia ex- Japan shares head for fourth straight of losses. TOKYO, Jan 6- Asian shares fell to a two-week low on Monday after growth in China's services sector slowed sharply last month, raising concerns about the pace of recovery in the world's second-largest economy, while safe-haven gold climbed.
BEIJING, Jan 3- Growth in China's services sector fell to a four-month low in December as business expectations dropped, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the world's second-largest economy lost steam into the close of 2013..
*Intraday peak of $1.6605, highest since August 2011. LONDON, Jan 2- Sterling retreated against the dollar following weaker-than-expected UK manufacturing data on Thursday, after touching a fresh 28- month high in early trade.
NEW YORK, Jan 2- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Thursday, after the S&P 500 wrapped up its best year since 1997, ahead of data on manufacturing and the labor market. *Also due are measures of manufacturing, with the final Markit PMI reading for December due at 8:58 a.m. and the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index due at 10 a.m..
LONDON, Jan 2- British manufacturing grew less quickly than expected in December but the sector still looks on track to notch up growth of more than 1 percent in the fourth quarter, according to a survey on Thursday.
HONG KONG, Jan 2- Hong Kong shares eked out a slight gain on Thursday, in spite of falls by Chinese financial and energy firms after China's official and private manufacturing surveys both signalled slower growth in the world's second-largest economy.
HONG KONG, Jan 2- China shares fell in the new year's first trading session, as investors worried about slower economic growth after official and private manufacturing surveys both showed weaker Chinese factory activity in the last quarter of 2013..
BANGALORE, Jan 2- India's factories lost momentum last month as softness in new domestic orders prompted firms to lower production growth, but demand from abroad picked up, a survey showed on Thursday.
The final HSBC/ Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to a three-month low of 50.5 in December from 50.8 in November. "The economy is still growing, no doubt, but the growth momentum has weakened," said Yao Wei, economist at Societe Generale in Hong Kong.
*China shares fall after factory activity drops to 3- month low. HONG KONG, Jan 2- China shares fell during the first trading session of the year on Thursday, dragging down Hong Kong stocks, as investors worried about slower economic growth after China's December factory activity fell to its lowest in three months.
*China manufacturing index dips to 51, missing forecasts. SYDNEY, Jan 2- Asian markets got the new year off to a sluggish start as Chinese economic data disappointed ahead of a raft of reports on global manufacturing due out through the session.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, break down the latest news on Midwest manufacturing. If you look at the numbers they are pretty solid, says Andres-Frantz.
BEIJING, Dec 30- Growth in China's factory activity may have pulled back slightly in December, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing views that the world's second-largest economy could lose some steam at the year end while Beijing is shifting its focus to structural reforms.
*Empire State manufacturing index creeps up in December. WASHINGTON, Dec 16- U.S. manufacturing output rose for a fourth straight month in November as production increased almost across the board, the latest suggestion the economy is gaining steam.
*Empire state manufacturing index creeps up in December. WASHINGTON, Dec 16- U.S. manufacturing output rose for a fourth straight month in November as production increased almost across the board, in the latest suggestion the economy is gaining steam.
*Telecom Italia up on news of BlackRock stake increase. LONDON, Dec 16- European shares rebounded on Monday as encouraging economic data out of the euro zone outweighed concern over the outlook for U.S. monetary policy, with Aggreko leading gainers after a bullish trading update.
LONDON, Dec 16- Robust German PMIs helped Europe shrug off some mixed Asian data on Monday, though caution remained much in evidence just days away from what looks set to be a very close call on the fate of U.S. monetary stimulus.
HONG KONG, Dec 16- Hong Kong shares dropped to four-week lows on Monday, dragged lower by weakness in mainland stocks, as a private survey showed that growth in China's manufacturing activity slipped to a three-month low in December.
HONG KONG, Dec 16- Chinese shares extended losses on Monday and ended at a four-week low after a private survey showed that growth in China's manufacturing activity slipped in December, pointing to a resilient but slowing economy.