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  • *June house prices rise at fastest annual pace in over 9 yrs. *Construction PMI index hits highest level since February. LONDON, July 2- Britain's house prices rose at their fastest rate in nine years and London prices showed their biggest jump in a generation, data showed on Wednesday, as measures to curb mortgage lending have yet to have an impact.

  • UK CONSTRUCTION PMI HITS FOUR-MONTH HIGH IN JUNE- MARKIT@. LONDON, July 2- A surge in home-building helped British construction activity to grow at its fastest annual pace in four months in June, bucking expectations for a slowdown, industry data showed on Wednesday.

  • Global manufacturing activity accelerated in June -PMI Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a four-month high of 52.7 in June from May's 52.1, holding above the 50 mark indicating growth for the 19th month in a row. "The global PMI suggests the growth of manufacturing output strengthened further into midyear," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan.

  • LONDON, July 1-* Euro zone June manufacturing PMI falls to 51.8. *Growth led by Germany and periphery but France contracts. LONDON, July 1- Euro zone manufacturing growth eased slightly more than previously thought last month and factories fulfilled existing orders to keep busy, a business survey showed on Tuesday.

  • *Growth led by Germany and periphery but France contracts. A resurgence in the bloc's periphery countries supported Germany, which was again the driving force, despite slower growth due to extra public holidays. Markit's final Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell to 51.8 in June from May's 52.2, its lowest since November.

  • SHANGHAI, July 1- China's main stock indexes ended flat on Tuesday, as targeted stimulus measures and upbeat purchasing managers' index data failed to boost investors' appetites. Analysts said the figure was expected to be good following the earlier release of an upbeat HSBC/ Markit PMI for June.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. Spot Asian iron ore ended last week at $94.90 a tonne, a gain of 3 percent from the prior week, with prices bolstered by an improvement in the outlook for manufacturing in China following the June HSBC flash Purchasing Managers' Index showing expansion for the first time in six months.

  • The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, advanced to 51.5 in June from 51.4 in May. "Things are gradually improving in India's manufacturing sector. Output picked up in June, supported by growing order flows, especially from overseas, "said Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economic research at HSBC.

  • BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders jumped, a private survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy as the government steps up policy support.

  • *June factory activity strongest since Nov 2013- HSBC PMI. BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector expanded in June for the first time in six months as new orders jumped, a private survey showed on Tuesday, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy as the government steps up policy support.

  • TOKYO, July 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded in June at a faster pace than initially reported, revised data showed on Tuesday, in a sign that domestic demand has quickly recovered from a sales tax increase at the start of April.

  • China June official PMI rises to 51 from 50.8 in May Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 1- Activity in China's factory sector quickened to a six-month high in June, a government survey showed on Tuesday, adding to signs that the economy is regaining strength after an unsteady start to 2014.. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51 in June from May's 50.8, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

  • *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.