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  • *China flash PMI shows output shrank for 1st time in 6 months. "Slowing growth in China and the euro zone helped put risk appetite on the back foot," said strategist Gennadiy Goldberg at TD Securities in New York. The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index showed factory output contracted in the world's second-biggest economy for the...

  • LONDON/ BEIJING, Nov 20- Surveys sounded warning bells for the global economy on Thursday as euro zone businesses grew less quickly than any forecaster expected and China's factories lost momentum. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index for November, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to 51.4,...

  • The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index showed factory output contracted in the world's second-biggest economy for the first time in six months.. In Europe signs were just as gloomy as the private sector in its biggest economy, Germany, grew at the slowest rate in 16 months, and in France a slight pick-up was overshadowed by the...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Euro zone business growth has been weaker than any forecaster expected this month and new orders have fallen for the first time in more than a year despite further price-cutting, a survey showed on Thursday. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, fell to...

  • METALS-London nickel hits 5-week high as shortfall eyed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 PM ET

    *Coming up: euro zone Markit flash mfg PMI at 0900 GMT. SYDNEY, Nov 20- London nickel hit a five-week high on Thursday on expectations of a shortage of ore in China, as stainless steel makers run down their raw material stockpiles following an Indonesian ban on ore exports. "The chances of a supply gap are fairly high... but I don't think it's going to be as acute as consensus...

  • HONG KONG, Nov 20- China's yuan slipped from a one-week high on Thursday as investors grew increasingly wary about the outlook for the currency and the economy after a private survey showed growth in the vast factory sector stalled in November. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to a six-month low of 50.0 from a final reading of...

  • *MSCI Asia index excluding Japan slips 0.3 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent, briefly touching a three-week low. The China flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index published on Thursday showed factory output contracted in the world's third-biggest economy for the first time in six...

  • BEIJING, Nov 20- Growth in China's vast factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that the economy may still be losing traction. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to a six-month low of 50.0 from a final reading of 50.4 in October...

  • BEIJING, Nov 20- Growth in China's immense factory sector stalled in November, with output contracting for the first time in six months, a private survey showed on Thursday, adding to signs that the world's second-largest economy may still be losing traction. The flash HSBC/ Markit manufacturing purchasing managers' index fell to a six-month low of 50.0 from a...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Growth in Japanese manufacturing activity slowed slightly in November but output grew at the fastest pace since March, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy is recovering from a surprise recession. The Markit/ JMMA flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to a seasonally adjusted 52.1 in November from a final 52.4...

  • METALS-London copper slips ahead of China flash PMI Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:26 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 20- London copper edged down on Thursday, ahead of a November reading on the health of China's manufacturing sector, while nickel prices were supported by expectations of a supply shortage. Prices have been pinned in a $300 range from around $6,600- $6,900 since mid September. *In news, Goldman Sachs Group Inc's metals storage unit paid Deutsche Bank,...

  • Russia services PMI falls sharply in October Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 6- Russia's service sector contracted in October at the fastest pace since May, as the slowing economy, suffering from Western sanctions over the Ukrainian crisis, led to a drop in the volume of new business, a survey showed on Thursday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers Index for the service sector of Russia's $2 trillion economy fell to 47.4 last month from...

  • Global business growth eased to six-month low in Oct -PMI Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 5- Global economic growth eased to a six-month low in October, reflecting weaker increases in new business and a slowdown in the rate of hiring, a survey showed on Wednesday. J.P.Morgan' s Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, fell to 53.6 from September's 54.8 but has now held above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for...

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Euro zone business growth picked up less than expected in October despite another, deeper round of price cuts, according to surveys that are unlikely to ease simmering tensions among the bloc's central bankers. Markit's final Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and seen as a good...

  • *Survey signals GDP +0.5 pct in Q4- Markit. Services companies such as banks, hotels and hairdressers which make up the bulk of Britain's private sector saw growth slip to the lowest level since May 2013, according to the latest Markit/ CIPS purchasing managers' index. The economy now looks on track to grow around 0.5 percent in the last three months of 2014 compared...

  • Wednesday's Markit/ CIPS services purchasing managers' index sank to a 17- month low of 56.2 in October from 58.7 in September, weaker than even the gloomiest forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts. Britain's economy now looks on track to grow around 0.5 percent in the last three months of 2014 compared with 0.7 percent in the third quarter, survey compiler Markit...

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Euro zone business growth picked up less than expected in October despite much deeper price cutting, according to business surveys on Wednesday that gave scant reason to be optimistic about the months ahead. Markit's final Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and seen as a good...

  • *Peru cuts copper output forecast; China grid to add power lines. *Coming Up: Euro zone Markit services PMI Oct at 0900 GMT. SYDNEY, Nov 5- London copper slipped on Wednesday for the second day to a near two-week low and Shanghai zinc shed 2.5 percent as weak China economic data compounded a selloff that started in oil and spilled over into base metals.

  • BEIJING, Nov 5- Growth in China's services sector weakened further in October as new business cooled, a private survey showed on Wednesday, reinforcing signs of a gradual economic slowdown that could prod the government to unveil fresh stimulus measures. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit pulled back to 52.9 in October- the weakest...

  • BEIJING, Nov 5- Growth in China's services sector weakened to its lowest in three months in October as new business cooled, a private survey showed on Wednesday, reinforcing signs of a slowdown in the economy that could prompt policymakers to announce more stimulus measures. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit pulled back to 52.9 in...