LONDON, April 3- Global business activity accelerated last month, with solid performances in services and manufacturing suggesting the economy grew about 3 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, a survey showed on Thursday.» Read More
*GT Advanced jumps on deal with Apple. NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Tuesday ahead of data on the services sector, putting the S&P 500 on track to halt a two-day winning streak. *The Institute for Supply Management will release its October non-manufacturing index at 10:00 a.m. ET.
SAO PAULO, Nov 5- Activity in Brazil's services sector surged to an eight-month high in October, a closely watched business survey showed on Tuesday, adding to hopes for a fourth-quarter rebound in Latin America's largest economy.
BANGALORE, Nov 5- Indian services firms recovered slightly last month from the worst slump in over four years in September but activity still shrank and a shortage of new orders means a rebound looks some way off, a survey showed on Tuesday.
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 5- Iron ore and steel prices were buoyed by the strength of China's manufacturing indexes, but there is a risk the market is focusing on the wrong indicator. Both PMIs indicate improving conditions in China's vast manufacturing sector and this was enough to spur gains in iron ore and steel prices.
BEIJING, Nov 5- Growth in China's services industry edged up in October, a private survey showed on Tuesday, offering further indications that the economy has stabilised in the run up to a key party reform meeting. The Markit/ HSBC services PMI rose to 52.6 from September's 52.4, well above the 50 line that separates expansion from contraction.
JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 52.1 from September's 51.8, above the 50 mark that indicates growth for the 11th month and notching up its highest reading since May 2011. The PMI output, and new orders-to-inventory ratios point to 4 percent annualised growth in global manufacturing output, JPMorgan said.
BEIJING, Nov 3- China's official purchasing managers' index for the non-manufacturing sector rose to 56.3 in October from September's 55.4, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday.
Britain's manufacturing sector has grown strongly in recent months, but it remains around 9 percent smaller than before the financial crisis, unlike the services sector which has now recovered the ground it lost in the 2008-09 recession.
China's official purchasing managers' index rose to an 18- month high and South Korea's HSBC index pointed to expansion for the first time in five months.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- China shares eked out their first weekly gain in three weeks on Friday, with the Chinese banking sector mildly buoyed by a pair of surveys showing solid manufacturing activity in the world's second-largest economy.
*HSBC/ Markit PMI at seven-month high. BEIJING, Nov 1- China's giant manufacturing sector strengthened further in October, two surveys showed on Friday, though mixed signals in important areas including export orders suggest any recovery in the world's second-largest economy will be gradual. A separate HSBC/ Markit final PMI rose to a seven-month high of 50.9.
The HSBC/ Markit PMI for South Korea showed factory activity expanded for the first time in five months and separate data showed the country's exports in October handily beat expectations to hit a record high of $50.5 billion.
BEIJING, Nov 1- China's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace in 18 months in October, official data showed on Friday, adding to signs of a stabilisation in the world's No.2 economy as the government readies a series of key economic reforms.
HONG KONG, Nov 1- Hong Kong shares could greet November on a solid footing on Friday, underpinned by a positive reading on China's vast manufacturing industry. China's October official manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in 51.4, just above the expected 51.2.
BEIJING, Nov 1- China's manufacturing sector grew at the fastest in 18 months in October, official data showed on Friday, adding to signs of a stabilisation in the world's No.2 economy as the government readies a series of key economic reforms.
SEOUL, Nov 1- South Korean manufacturing activity expanded in October for the first time in five months as export orders picked up, a private sector survey showed, suggesting the economy continues to recover despite an unexpected output decline in September.
The Chicago purchasing managers' index unexpectedly jumped in October.
BEIJING, Oct 30- China's manufacturing activity in October likely grew at its fastest rate since April 2012, a Reuters poll showed, adding to signs of a stabilisation in the world's No.2 economy as the government readies a series of key economic reforms.
NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in a year this month and factory output contracted for the first time since late 2009, an industry report showed on Thursday. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 51.1, the lowest since October 2012, from 52.8 in September.
LONDON, Oct 24- The euro was steady against the dollar on Thursday after disappointing euro zone data pulled it away from a two-year high struck earlier in the session.