LONDON, April 3- Global business activity accelerated last month, with solid performances in services and manufacturing suggesting the economy grew about 3 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, a survey showed on Thursday.» Read More
*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.
*Power Assets jumps 2 pct on Hong Kong spin-off plan. HONG KONG, Dec 16- China shares extended losses on Monday, with Hong Kong shares lower too, after a preliminary survey showed manufacturing activity in the mainland slipped to an 3- month low in December.
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.
LONDON, Dec 4- Growth in Britain's service sector slowed a little last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, breaking a run of upside data surprises but still providing a strong backdrop for the government's budget update later this week.
*China manufacturing PMI at 18- month high. NEW YORK, Dec 2- Brent crude jumped on Monday and hit its highest price since September, boosted early by strong manufacturing data from China and the United States, then rising further on reports that several Russian cargo cancellations had tightened supply.
*China manufacturing PMI at 18- month high. NEW YORK, Dec 2- Brent crude jumped by more than $2 a barrel on Monday in reaction to strong manufacturing data from both China and the United States and extended gains on rumors of some Russian cancellations. Brent crude for January traded up $2.14 to $111.83 a barrel by 12:19 p.m. EST.
JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.2 from October's 52.1, above the 50 mark that indicates growth for the 11th month and notching up its highest reading since May 2011. Near-term momentum remains positive, "said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan.
*HSBC final PMI suggests China manufacturing stable. LONDON, Dec 2- World shares dipped and the dollar strengthened on Monday, as investors waited for key U.S. data this week after a decent reading on China manufacturing and some mixed euro zone PMIs.
LONDON, Dec 2- British manufacturing grew at its strongest pace in almost three years in November and employment in the sector jumped, adding to signs the country's economic upturn is gaining momentum, a survey showed on Monday.
*HSBC final PMI for Nov suggests China manufacturing stable. TOKYO, Dec 2- Asian shares and the dollar treaded water on Monday, as investors cautiously awaited key U.S. data this week after a decent reading on China manufacturing calmed worries about the health of the world's second-biggest economy.
China's factory activity maintained steady growth momentum in November, boosted by resilient new orders, though the pace of expansion eased slightly from October, final HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index showed.
TOKYO, Nov 29- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than seven years in November as domestic demand and exports improved, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting economic growth is picking up pace in the final quarter of 2013..
LONDON, Nov 21- The fragile recovery in the euro zone private sector weakened unexpectedly this month despite resurgent growth in Germany, as French business activity took a tumble, surveys showed on Thursday.
HONG KONG, Nov 21- Shanghai shares fell from their highest in a month on Thursday, led by the property sector, on fears that a looming expansion of a property tax trial may turn out more wide-ranging than previously expected. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.6 percent.
*New China Life Insurance slides after Zurich's H-share exit. *Goldman Sachs upgrades China H-shares to overweight on Asia- basis.