NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. private sector economic activity bounced back in November, lifted by expansion in the services sector, an industry report showed on Wednesday. Financial data firm Markit said its composite Purchasing Managers Index- a weighted average of its manufacturing and services indexes- rose to 56.2 last month from 49.6 in October.» Read More
LONDON, Sept 17- Surveys on manufacturing export orders have provided the single best real-time indication of global economic growth since 2008, helping guide the Bank of England's thinking, research from the central bank showed on Tuesday.
*New orders drive rise in UK services PMI in August. *UK composite PMI rises above 60 for first time. LONDON, Sept 4- A rush of new business last month drove the fastest growth in Britain's services sector for more than six years, according to another survey that challenges the Bank of England's cautious outlook for the economy.
BEIJING, Sept 4- Growth in China's services sector hit a five-month high in August, underpinned by optimism over government policy measures, a private survey showed, the latest evidence that the world's second-largest economy may have avoided a sharp slowdown.
BEIJING, Sept 4- Growth in China's services sector hit a five-month high in August underpinned by new orders and business optimism, a private survey showed on Wednesday, adding to views that the world's second-largest economy had avoided a sharp slowdown.
Markit PMI slips to 53.1 in August. NEW YORK, Sept 3- Demand picked up in the U.S. manufacturing sector in August, data showed on Tuesday, which together with a report showing steady growth in China's services sector added to signs of strength in the world's two biggest economies.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 3- Commodity producers and traders have no doubt been cheered by the recent recovery in China's key manufacturing sector, but the boost may be more to sentiment than actual demand.
BEIJING, Sept 3- China's official purchasing managers' index for the non-manufacturing sector dipped slightly to 53.9 in August from July's 54.1, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 2- Mexico's manufacturing sector grew slightly in August, rebounding from its first contraction in more than two years, driven by rising output and new orders, a survey showed on Monday. Factory exports make up about a quarter of Mexico's GDP and shakier U.S. demand and weaker government spending is seen pushing down Mexico's growth this year.
*Gold below $1,400, extends losses to 3rd day. *Obama seeks Congress approval before any Syria strike. LONDON, Sept 2- Gold edged below $1,400 an ounce on Monday as a delay in possible U.S. military action in Syria and improved economic data from China and Europe boosted the appetite for riskier assets, reducing its appeal as a safe haven.
LONDON, Sept 2- British manufacturing accelerated again in August and new orders and output rose at their fastest pace in nearly 20 years, boosting hopes that the country's recovery is broadening, a survey showed on Monday. The reading was the strongest since February 2011 and beat by a wide margin even the most optimistic forecast in a Reuters poll of economists.
BANGALORE, Sept 2- Indian factory activity shrank for the first time in more than four years last month, adding to the country's deepening economic malaise even as the central bank struggles to defend the battered rupee currency, a survey showed.
*Hong Kong rises on upbeat China PMI. HONG KONG, Sept 2- Hong Kong shares looked set for their best day in three weeks on Monday, buoyed by upbeat China factory activity data that raised hopes the world's second-largest economy was on a firmer footing.
BEIJING, Sept 2- China's factory activity expanded for the first time in four months in August as domestic demand rebounded, a private survey showed, a further sign that policymakers may have averted a sharp slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.
China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday.
BEIJING, Sept 1- China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday, raising hopes that a rapid economic slowdown in the world's second-largest economy may have been arrested.
BEIJING, Sept 1- Growth in China's manufacturing sector picked up further in August, with the official purchasing managers' index rising to 51 from July's 50.3, better than expectations and further evidence of a stabilisation in the economy after a recent slowdown.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, bureau chief of MNI Chicago, have the latest read on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.
HONG KONG, Aug 30- Hong Kong shares were largely flat on Friday, with many investors staying on the sidelines awaiting a report on the health of Chinese manufacturing. On Friday, the Hang Seng Index ended up 0.1 percent at 21,731.37, while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.3 percent.
TOKYO, Aug 30- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in August for the sixth consecutive month, a survey showed on Friday, as machinery makers and consumer goods companies increased output due to solid domestic demand.
BEIJING, Aug 27- China's factory activity in August may have expanded at the fastest pace in three months, a Reuters poll showed, adding to evidence that the world's second-largest economy may be stabilising after slowing for more than two years.