*OPEC members unable to agree on cut. Growth in Chinese industry quickened to a three-month high in October, with the HSBC/ Markit manufacturing PMI rising to 50.4 from 50.2 in September. "Prices are back under pressure, and the stabilisation could be short-lived," said Carsten Fritsch, oil analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.» Read More
BEIJING, July 24- China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in.
BEIJING, July 24- Activity in China's factory sector expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, as a raft of government stimulus measures kicked in.
TOKYO, July 24- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in July than in the previous month, a preliminary survey showed on Thursday, as companies continued to adjust to fluctuations in demand after a sales tax increase in April.
LONDON, July 3- The global economy ended the first half on a high as business activity picked up in June, with new orders pouring in at their fastest rate in over three years, a survey showed on Thursday.
Activity in France, the bloc's second-biggest economy, shrank at the fastest rate in four months and even in Germany, the backbone of the common currency area, the pace of growth eased.
JOHANNESBURG, July 3- South Africa's private sector contracted slightly in June, a survey showed on Thursday, reflecting the impact of a protracted strike in the mining sector. -Detailed PMI data are only available under licence from Markit and customers need to apply to Markit for a licence.
HONG KONG, July 3- China shares lingered at two-week highs on Thursday, as early losses were erased after a private survey reinforced signs that the broader economy is stabilising. Activity in China's services sector expanded at its fastest pace in 15 months in June, according to a services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit.
BEIJING, July 3- China's service sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in 15 months in June, a private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing signs that the broader economy is stabilising.
*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.
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.
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.