Euro zone economic growth ground to a halt in the second quarter, dragged down by a shrinking economy in Germany and a stagnant France, even before any impact from sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine.» Read More
*June HSBC/ Markit mfg PMI at s/adj 48.4, a 10- mth low. Exports in June grew 2.5 percent over a year earlier to $47.84 billion and imports rose 4.5 percent to $42.55 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $5.29 billion, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Tuesday. China, the United States and the European Union are the country's top three export markets.
SEOUL, July 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity suffered its worst fall in 10 months in June, a private-sector survey showed on Tuesday, fresh evidence that the recovery in Asia's fourth-largest economy is losing momentum.
BEIJING, June 30- China's vast factory sector probably registered its best performance this year in June as growth quickened to a six-month high, further signaling that its economy is regaining strength after an unsteady start to 2014. A Reuters poll of 19 economists showed the official Purchasing Managers' Index is forecast to rise to 51 in June, edging further from the 50- point level that denotes growth from contraction in activity on a monthly basis.
*Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. Financial data firm Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell more than expected, though the HSBC/ Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose into expansion territory for the first time in six months.
LONDON, June 23- Euro zone bond yields fell on Monday after business surveys showed a feeble and uneven economic recovery and the European Central Bank signalled interest rates will stay low until at least the end of 2016.. Expansion of the euro zone private sector unexpectedly slowed this month, according to Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index.
LONDON, June 23- The euro zone's private sector expansion has unexpectedly slowed this month even though companies are still cutting prices to drum up business, a survey showed on Monday.
LONDON, June 23- Longer-dated euro zone bond yields edged higher on Monday on the back of upbeat Chinese factory data, while short-term yields remained anchored near zero as ECB President Mario Draghi clarified the bank's guidance on rates.
PARIS, June 23- European shares were steady in early trade on Monday, with France's CAC 40 index dipping after data showed French business activity has slowed more than expected. At 0704 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was flat at 1,394.81 points, while the CAC 40 was down 0.1 percent.
HONG KONG, June 23- China shares edged down on Monday even though a preliminary survey showed activity in China's factory sector in June expanded for the first time in six months, a new sign the economy is stabilizing. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also slipped 0.1 percent.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetites for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.
*Encouraging China flash PMI boosts HK, Shanghai nonplussed. *China medical devices sector rises on more govt support. HONG KONG, June 23- Hong Kong shares rose on Monday after a preliminary survey showed activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months, offering new signs the economy is stabilising.
TOKYO, June 23- Asian stocks and the Australian dollar rose on Monday as upbeat news from China's factory sector and fresh highs on Wall Street fueled appetite for riskier assets, while crude oil held near nine-month highs as fighting in Iraq intensified.
BEIJING, June 23- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Monday, offering new signs the is stabilizing thanks to Beijing's measures to shore up growth.
TOKYO, June 23- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in June for the first time in three months, a preliminary survey showed on Monday, in a sign that domestic demand has quickly recovered from a sales tax increase at the start of April.
BEIJING, June 5- Growth in China's services sector retreated to a four-month low in May, a private survey showed, contrasting with other data which had raised hopes that the world's second-largest economy may have steadied last month.
JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, rose to 54.3 from April's 52.8, holding above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for the 20th month running.
LONDON, June 4- Euro zone business growth eased in May and firms cut prices for the 26th straight month, a survey showed on Wednesday, likely underpinning expectations for the European Central Bank to loosen policy on Thursday.
LONDON, June 3- Global manufacturing activity accelerated slightly last month as output picked up to meet a growing order book, a survey showed on Tuesday. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.2 in May from April's 51.9, above the 50 mark that indicates growth for the 18th month in a row.
BEIJING, June 3- China's services sector grew at its fastest pace in six months in May as new orders rebounded, an official survey showed, reinforcing hopes that the Chinese economy may be steadying after a tumultuous few months.
The final reading of the HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers' index for May rose to 49.4, lower than a preliminary reading of 49.7 but up from 48.1 in April. The final PMI was weaker than the flash reading due to an upward revision of the stocks of finished goods, HSBC said.