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  • JPMorgan's Global All-Industry Output Index, produced with Markit, jumped to 54.8 in March from February's 53.9. "The global all-industry PMI points to an acceleration of global GDP growth through the opening quarter of 2015," said David Hensley, a director at JPMorgan. The indicator, produced by JPMorgan with research and supply management organisations,...

  • LONDON, April 7- Growth in Britain's services sector rose sharply last month, pointing to a speeding up of overall economic growth in the first three months of 2015, financial data company Markit said on Tuesday. Adding to a run of positive economic news before a May 7 national election, the Markit/ CIPS services purchasing managers' index staged its biggest gain...

  • *PMIs point to Q1 GDP growth of 0.3 pct- Markit. LONDON, April 7- Euro zone business activity accelerated in March at its fastest pace for nearly a year as customers took advantage of ongoing price discounting to place new orders at a rate not seen since mid-2011, a survey found. Markit's final March Composite Purchasing Managers' Index, seen as a good indicator of...

  • -Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 2- China takes steps to stimulate its vast housing sector and the manufacturing index surprises on the upside, and yet iron ore slips to another record low. The People's Bank of China on March 30 cut downpayment requirements for buyers of second homes, while the Ministry of Finance said...

  • April 2- Indian manufacturing growth accelerated in March after a jump in demand even though firms pushed up prices at the fastest rate in four months, a business survey showed on Thursday. The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, rose to 52.1 in March from 51.2, confounding economists polled by Reuters who expected a slight dip to...

  • JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, nudged down to 51.8 in March from February's four-month high of 51.9. "The March PMI surveys suggest that the global manufacturing sector continued to make steady progress, with rates of expansion in output and new orders staying close to the solid rates seen in recent months,"...

  • *Barry Callebaut up 8 pct after posting strong results. LONDON/ PARIS, April 1- European shares reversed early losses after the first major data of the new quarter showed manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month. Markit's final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index was at a 10- month high of...

  • WARSAW, April 1- Manufacturing activity in central Europe expanded strongly in March thanks to the region's close ties to the reviving euro zone- as well as to it avoiding excessive currency gains by keeping monetary policy loose. In the export-reliant Czech Republic, the Purchasing Managers' Index for manufacturing rose to 56.1 from February's 55.6, boosted...

  • Financial data company Markit said its monthly manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 54.4 in March from 54.0 the month before, the highest level since July 2014 and just ahead of economists' consensus forecast for a rise to 54.3. Markit said the figures suggested that output in Britain's manufacturing sector grew by 0.6 percent in the first three...

  • Any indication of a pick-up in growth will delight the European Central Bank, which embarked on a quantitative easing programme in March, aiming to buy around 60 billion euros of bonds every month to drive up inflation and spur the recovery. Markit's final March manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index was at a 10- month high of 52.2, beating a flash reading of...

  • April 1- Companies struggled in China and much of the rest of Asia in March amid persistently weak domestic and global demand, suggesting that policymakers may have to resort to more stimulus to spur growth. The official Purchasing Managers' Index ticked up to 50.1 in March from 49.9 in February, but a separate private survey from HSBC which focuses on small and...

  • *HK's GEM jumps after China relaxes insurers' investment rules. SHANGHAI, April 1- Chinese stocks rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday after surveys showing the country's factory sector unexpectedly picked up in March, as retail investors continued to flock into a bullish market analysts say will rise further. Hong Kong stocks also rose, with start-up shares...

  • HONG KONG, April 1- China's yuan firmed against the dollar on Wednesday, helped by better-than-expected factory sector activity, even though the central bank set a weaker midpoint for the currency for the fourth consecutive day. The final HSBC/ Market China Manufacturing PMI came in at 49.6, also slightly higher than a preliminary "flash" reading of 49.2 but still...

  • *China official PMI edges up to 50.1 in March. *China bonded nickel premiums jump $15 on bargain-hunting. MELBOURNE, April 1- London copper prices steadied on Wednesday after Chinese factory activity performed a fraction better than expected, while nickel plumbed new six-year lows as China nickel pig iron producers sold stocks to raise cash.

  • SHANGHAI, April 1- CHINA HSBC MARCH FINAL MANUFACTURING PMI 49.6. The final HSBC/ Market China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 49.6, slightly higher than a preliminary "flash" reading of 49.2 but still below the 50- mark which separates contraction from expansion. Meanwhile, company downsizing contributed to a further decline in...

  • TOKYO, April 1- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded more slowly in March than in the previous month as domestic orders contracted for the first time in almost a year, in a worrying sign that the recovering economy may be losing momentum. The final Markit/ JMMA Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index was 50.3, just below the preliminary reading of...

  • BEIJING, April 1- Activity in China's factory sector unexpectedly picked up in March but remained weak, an official survey showed, reinforcing signs of persistent sluggishness in the economy which may need further policy support. The official Purchasing Managers' Index, released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday, edged up to 50.1 in March from...

  • Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Chicago PMI 46.3

    New orders are coming, explains Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago Bureau Chief, in discussing the sluggish March read on Chicago PMI.

  • Chicago PMI 46.3 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 9:44 AM ET
    Chicago PMI 46.3

    CNBC's Rick Santelli gives the March read on Chicago PMI.

  • BEIJING, March 30- Activity in China's factory sector likely contracted for a third straight month in March, a Reuters poll showed, reinforcing expectations that Beijing will have to step up policy easing to support economic growth that may be on the verge of dipping below 7 percent. The flash HSBC/ Markit PMI released last week showed factory activity...