Chicago PMI


  • METALS-London copper climbs on China, U.S. hopes Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    *China flash HSBC PMI beats forecasts. SYDNEY, May 22- London copper edged up on Thursday from a nine-day low hit the session before, supported by a robust reading of China's factory sector and signals U.S. rate hikes were not likely in the near-term.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Asian shares and the Australian dollar rose on Thursday after an upbeat reading on China's factory sector blunted some of the more pessimistic views on the world's second-biggest economy, supporting risk appetite already burnished by a strong session on Wall Street.

  • *China factory actvitiy improves but still contracts. *HSBC sees some signs of stabilisation in economy. BEIJING, May 22- China's factory sector turned in its best performance in five months in May, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, though overall manufacturing growth still contracted slightly in a suggestion that the outlook remains murky.

  • *HSBC's China PMI report next in focus. The reversal had helped both the dollar and euro end flat against the Japanese currency in New York. Against the greenback, the euro staged a recovery from a three-month low of $1.3634 to $1.3686, ending the session in New York with only a modest 0.2 percent decline.

  • *PMI data for U.S., China and euro zone in sharp relief. Economic data in the week ahead- most notably May purchasing managers surveys from the United States, China and the euro zone- will be used by investors to test that thesis.

  • Global business growth eases in April - PMI Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, fell to 52.8 from March's 53.5 but held above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for the 19th month running.

  • BEIJING, May 7- China shares closed down on Wednesday, after a private survey showed that growth in the country's service sector slowed. The Markit/ HSBC services Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to 51.4 in April from March's 51.9, showing there still is growth but the pace of it has dropped, adding to the cloudy outlook for the world's second-largest economy.

  • China services expansion subdued in April -HSBC PMI Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    BEIJING, May 7- Expansion in China's services industry slowed slightly in April, with employment growth slipping to a seven-month low, a private survey showed on Wednesday, adding to an increasingly cloudy outlook for the world's second-largest economy.

  • May 6- Euro zone businesses had a solid start to the second quarter of the year with activity picking up at its fastest pace in almost three years, surveys showed on Tuesday, suggesting a broad-based recovery is taking hold in the bloc.

  • POLL-Indian services downturn eases in April - PMI Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BANGALORE, May 6- Activity in India's services industry contracted for a tenth straight month in April, pushing firms to put hiring plans on hold for the first time since November, a business survey showed on Tuesday. This points to still subdued service sector activity, "said Leif Eskesen, chief economist for India and ASEAN at HSBC.

  • *Ukraine tension escalates; may affect oil, gas supplies. LONDON, May 5- Oil slipped towards $108 a barrel on Monday, pressured by a survey showing China's manufacturing sector contracted for a fourth month as well as by signs of progress in restoring some of Libya's oil output.

  • PARIS, May 5- European shares inched lower in early trade on Monday, as soft Chinese manufacturing data and tensions in Ukraine weighed on sentiment. The final reading of China's HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers index for April came in at 48.1, lower than a preliminary reading of 48.3 but up slightly from an eight-month low of 48.0 in March.

  • The final reading of the HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers' index for April came in at 48.1, lower than a preliminary reading of 48.3 but up slightly from an eight-month low of 48.0 in March. The HSBC/ Markit PMI has been below the 50 level that separates growth from contraction since the start of 2014..

  • *Recovery appears broad-based but France weak. LONDON, May 2- The recovery in euro zone manufacturing accelerated at the start of the second quarter but factories cut goods prices for a second straight month, a business survey showed on Friday.

  • *U.S., UK factory data beat forecasts; China PMI misses. *May Day holiday mutes trading volume in Europe, Asia. Equities markets overcame a brief hiccup after data on China's vast manufacturing sector missed forecasts.

  • LONDON, May 1- Surging output and an influx of orders helped British manufacturing activity grow last month at a much faster rate than expected, a survey showed on Thursday, boding well for Britain's swift economic recovery.

  • BEIJING, May 1- Activity in China's factories increased marginally in April but export orders fell sharply, a government survey showed on Thursday, adding to questions about whether the world's second-largest economy is stabilising after its first-quarter slowdown.

  • METALS-Copper hits 6 session low on China PMI; holidays Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:39 PM ET

    SYDNEY, May 1- London copper slipped to a six-session low on Thursday after China's manufacturing sector showed a slight improvement in April but missed forecasts, while prices were set to drift with top consumer China off on a two-day break. *In China, markets are closed on Thursday and Friday for Labour Day Holidays.

  • China April official PMI rises to 50.4 from 50.3 in March Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:08 PM ET

    BEIJING, May 1- China's official Purchasing Managers' Index edged up to 50.4 in April from March's 50.3, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, as the government uses targeted measures to support the slowing economy.

  • Chicago PMI 63.0     Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    It's a solid number, says CNBC's Rick Santelli reporting the latest numbers on manufacturing. Expectations were for 57.