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.» Read More
LONDON, Aug 1- Euro zone manufacturing activity grew for the first time in two years in July as factory output surged, a business survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the region may pull out of recession this quarter.
*Headline PMI close to contraction. BANGALORE, Aug 1- A slowdown in Indian factory activity deepened in July as order books shrank by the most in over four years, suggesting a broad stagnation in the manufacturing sector, a survey showed on Thursday.
*China bonded copper premiums rise to $200- Shmet. SINGAPORE, Aug 1- London copper reached its highest level in almost a week on Thursday after the Federal Reserve gave no indication of an imminent reduction in monetary stimulus and as Chinese manufacturing data beat expectations.
BEIJING, Aug 1- China's factory activity shrank for a third straight month in July to its lowest level in nearly a year as new orders fell, a private survey showed on Thursday, signalling the persistent pressure on the economy has extended into the third quarter.
BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth in China's vast factory sector picked up slightly in July from June thanks to a rise in new orders, an official survey showed on Thursday, offering a sign the world's second-largest economy could regain some strength in the second half of 2013..
SINGAPORE, Aug 1- London copper edged up on Thursday as the Federal Reserve gave no indication it was planning to reduce monetary stimulus imminently and as Chinese manufacturing data beat expectations. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange had climbed 0.27 percent to $6,898.25 a tonne by 0106 GMT, after gaining 2.2 percent the session before.
HONG KONG, Aug 1- Hong Kong shares could start August higher on Thursday after China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index came in higher than expected, with another similar private survey due shortly after the market open. China's official PMI for July came in at 50.3, versus a Reuters poll consensus of 49.9 and the June reading for 50.1.
BEIJING, Aug 1- Growth in China's manufacturing sector picked up slightly in July, with the official purchasing managers' index rising to 50.3 from June's 50.1, data showed on Thursday. The PMI figure, published by the National Bureau of Statistics, was stronger than market expectations in a Reuters poll of 49.9.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data from the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, and discusses what it indicates about the economy, with Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief.
HONG KONG, July 31- Hong Kong shares may start higher on Wednesday after China's politburo, the country's top decision-making body, pledged to keep economic growth stable in the second half by fine-tuning policies. The markets will also be keenly awaiting China's official purchasing managers' index on Thursday and Friday's U.S. jobs data.
TOKYO, July 31- Japanese manufacturing activity in July grew at the slowest pace in four months in a sign that firms are curbing production due to slowing growth in exports. "After a promising second quarter, Japan's manufacturing expansion slowed in July," said Claudia Tillbrooke, economist at Markit.
BEIJING, July 30- Activity in China's vast manufacturing sector may have contracted in July for the first time in 10 months, a Reuters poll showed, signalling a protracted slowdown in the world's second-largest economy as demand at home and abroad sags.
*Copper on track for 0.7 pct gain for the week. LONDON, July 26- Copper fell on Friday as concerns about growth in top consumer China weighed on the outlook for industrial metals demand. China's final HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers index is due next Thursday, followed by the HSBC services PMI on August 5.
*Australian dollar falls as HSBC's China flash PMI hits 11- month low. That news contrasted with weaker PMI data for China, which earlier triggered safe-haven inflows into the U.S. dollar and toppled the growth-linked Australian dollar from a four-week high.
*Aussie falls as HSBC's China flash PMI hits 11- mth low. NEW YORK, July 24- The euro climbed to a one-month high against the dollar on Wednesday, buoyed by faster-than-anticipated expansion in German private sector business activity, a sign of recovery in the euro zone economy.
*Aussie slips as HSBC's China flash PMI hits 11- mth low. LONDON, July 24- The euro hit a one-month high against the dollar on Wednesday, buoyed by faster-than-expected expansion in German private sector business activity. The euro rose to $1.3255, matching its highest since June 21, with stop loss buy orders triggered on its move above $1.3050.
*China flash PMI drops to 11- month low in July. *China rolls out measures to address aluminium overcapacity. Oil and other commodities also slipped after the preliminary HSBC/ Markit Purchasing Managers' Index for China fell to 47.7 this month from 48.2 in June as new orders faltered and the job market darkened. "
*Aussie slips as HSBC's China flash PMI hits 11- mth low. SINGAPORE, July 24- The dollar edged higher versus a basket of currencies and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday, as fresh signs of a slowdown in China's manufacturing sector dampened appetites for risk.
SINGAPORE, July 24- Brent futures slipped towards $108 on Wednesday as weak China data renewed concerns over demand growth from the world's second-biggest oil consumer, but continued falls in refined product and crude stocks in the United States helped stem losses.
*Aussie slips as HSBC's China flash PMI hits 11- mth low. SINGAPORE, July 24- The dollar inched higher versus a basket of currencies and the Australian dollar slipped on Wednesday, as fresh signs of a slowdown in China's manufacturing sector weighed on broader risk sentiment.