LONDON, Dec 16- Euro zone businesses are ending 2014 in slightly better shape than thought but growth remains weak and firms are still cutting prices to encourage trade, surveys showed on Tuesday. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies and seen as a good growth indicator, rose to 51.7 from a 16- month low of...» Read More
*Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. LONDON, Sept 23- The euro pulled away from a 14- month trough against the dollar on Tuesday, getting some relief from a business survey showing Germany's economy probably expanded in the third quarter.
*PMIs suggest Q3 economic growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. Markit's Composite Flash Purchasing Managers' Index, based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and seen as a good indicator of growth, dipped to a nine-month low of 52.3, shy of expectations in a Reuters poll for no change from August's 52.5.
HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares rose on Tuesday after a preliminary survey showed the Chinese manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, easing but not dispelling concerns that the country could see a sharp slowdown in growth.
HONG KONG, Sept 23- China shares on Tuesday clawed back some of the previous day's losses after a preliminary survey showed China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September, while the Hong Kong market hovered near two-month lows. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong was up 0.3 percent.
SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 33 cents at $97.30 a barrel by 0437 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.
*Copper to retest support at $6,733- technicals. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- London copper futures rebounded from their three-month lows on Tuesday after a private survey showed China's manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace than expected, but lack of physical buying suggested the industrial metal and its peers were not out of the woods yet.
*Aussie slightly firmer as HSBC flash China PMI tops forecasts. SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Sept 23- The dollar hovered just below a four-year peak against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as the euro steadied near a 14- month trough with sellers taking a bit of a breather.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Sept 23- An unexpected strengthening in China's manufacturing sector this month is probably enough to convince the authorities to stick to their current economic and fiscal policies. The market was expecting a weaker HSBC/ Markit Flash China Purchasing Managers' Index for September, but instead the indicator improved.
SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Brent crude rose above $97 a barrel on Tuesday after a survey showed China's factory activity unexpectedly picked up in September, helping brighten the demand outlook in a market that has been weighed by a supply glut. Brent for November delivery was up 48 cents at $97.45 a barrel by 0243 GMT, after falling by more than a dollar on Monday.
HONG KONG, Sept 23- China's yuan was little changed against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set a very marginally stronger official guidance rate. The People's Bank of China set the midpoint at 6.1470 per dollar, up 0.02 percent from the previous fix.
SINGAPORE, Sept 23- U.S. crude futures dropped to a 1-1/ 2- week low on Tuesday on concerns over ample supplies and slowing economic growth in China, the world's No. 2 oil consumer. *Front-month U.S. crude was little changed at $90.90 a barrel by 0039 GMT after slipping to $90.58 earlier, its weakest since Sept. 11.
*Focus on Tuesday's flash HSBC PMI for China. LONDON, Sept 22- Copper dropped to a three-month low on Monday, weighed by demand concerns ahead of manufacturing data from top consumer China that is likely to show stalling factory growth in the world's second-largest economy.
LONDON, Sept 4- Global business activity remained strong last month, with robust growth in both services and manufacturing, a survey showed on Thursday. JP Morgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, dipped to 55.1 from July's 41- month high of 55.5, holding above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction for the 23rd month.
LONDON, Sept 3- Britain's services industry expanded last month at the fastest pace in nearly a year, a survey showed on Wednesday, but some signs indicate that the crisis in Ukraine might cool things down soon.
*Heightened tensions over Ukraine weighing on sentiment. LONDON, Sept 3- Euro zone business grew at the slowest rate this year in August as escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine subdued spending and investment, surveys showed on Wednesday.
HONG KONG, Sept 3- China shares rose for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, spurred by two surveys showing activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, pushing the major indexes to multi-month highs. The Hong Kong market followed suit, with its benchmark index scoring the best rise in six weeks.
*HSBC services PMI hits 17- month high of 54.1 in Aug. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector rebounded in August after a drop in July, two surveys showed on Wednesday, offseting factory-sector weakness and letting the government stick with its "targeted" policy stance to keep growth on track.
BEIJING, Sept 3- China's services sector expanded at the strongest pace in 17 months in August as new business rebounded after a sharp slowdown in July, a private survey showed on Wednesday. The services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit jumped to 54.1 in August- the strongest reading since March 2013- from a nine-year low of 50.0 in July.
*Aug official services PMI rises to 54.4 from 54.2 in July. BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, a government survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the sector remains relatively resilient compared to the manufacturing sector.
BEIJING, Sept 3- Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, with the official purchasing managers' index for the industry rising to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, a government survey showed on Wednesday. The official non-manufacturing purchasing managers' index was published by the National Bureau of Statistics.