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  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent, turning negative after the China services purchasing managers' index compiled by HSBC/ Markit fell to 50.0 in July from a 15- month high of 53.1 in June.

  • BEIJING, Aug 5- Growth in China's services sector slowed sharply in July to its lowest level in nearly nine years, a private sector survey showed on Tuesday, indicating a recovery in the broader economy is still fragile and may need further government support.

  • BEIJING, Aug 5- China's services sector grew at its slowest pace in nearly nine years in July as new business slowed to a trickle, a private survey showed on Tuesday, indicating a recovery in the broader economy is still fragile.

  • China services data shows 6-month low Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 12:22 AM ET

    Growth in China's services sector slipped to a six-month low in July, showing a dip in an industry that has been a bright spot in the Chinese economy.

  • UPDATE 1-China July official services PMI dips to 54.2 Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 10:09 PM ET

    BEIJING, Aug 3- Growth in China's services sector retreated slightly in July, an official survey showed on Sunday, an indication that buoyant growth among Chinese factories has yet to fully filter through to the services industry.

  • China's July official services PMI dips to 54.2 Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    BEIJING, Aug 3- Growth in China's services sector slowed in July, with the official purchasing managers' index for the industry dipping to 54.2, government data showed on Sunday. That compares with a reading of 55 in June, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

  • The Markit/ CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 55.4 from 57.2 in June- its lowest level since July 2013 and well below the lowest forecast in a Reuters poll. Markit said growth was strong by historical standards and the slowdown was in line with the Bank of England's view that Britain's strong recovery will slow a touch in coming months.

  • Markit's final July manufacturing PMI came in at 51.8, matching June's reading but below an earlier flash estimate of 51.9. While manufacturing growth picked up in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, the French PMI fell to a seven-month low and there was a renewed downturn in Greece alongside slowing growth in Spain and Italy.

  • China Overseas Grand Oceans tumbles on disappointing H1 results. HONG KONG, Aug 1- Hong Kong shares fell on Friday as a month-end swoon on Wall Street hurt sentiment, while China markets eked out slim gains on signs of a pick-up in manufacturing activity on the mainland. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.9 percent.

  • A separate PMI published by HSBC/ Markit also rose to 51.7, its best performance in 18 months. Now that looser monetary policy is having its intended effect, some analysts questioned the need for more economic stimulus in China, at least in the near term.

  • The HSBC/ Markit China manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 51.7 last month, up from June's 50.7 but slightly below a preliminary reading of 52.. Growth in new export orders accelerated at the second-fastest pace in 44 months, HSBC/ Markit said.

  • China's final HSBC PMI hits 18-month peak in July Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:48 PM ET

    BEIJING, Aug 1- China's vast factory sector posted its strongest growth in 18 months in July as new orders surged to multi-month highs, a private survey showed on Friday, adding to signs the economy is regaining momentum after a flurry of government stimulus measures.

  • *July official PMI at 51.7, highest since April 2012. BEIJING, Aug 1- Activity in China's vast factory sector expanded at the fastest pace in 27 months in July on stronger demand, a government survey showed, adding to evidence that the economy is regaining momentum after a burst of government stimulus measures.

  • China July official PMI rises to 51.7 from 51 in June Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:06 PM ET

    CHINA JULY OFFICIAL PMI RISES TO 51.7 FROM 51 IN JUNE@. BEIJING, Aug 1- Activity in China's factory sector quickened to a 27- month high in July, a government survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that the economy is regaining momentum after a bust of government stimulus measures.

  • SEOUL, Aug 1- South Korea's manufacturing activity shrank for a third consecutive month in July but the pace eased from June, a private-sector survey showed on Friday, as the export-reliant economy continued to struggle to regain momentum.

  • *Chicago PMI posts biggest monthly drop since October 2008. The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago business barometer tumbled to 52.6 in July from 62.6 in June.

  • PREVIEW-China July official PMI seen hitting 8-month high Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 30- Activity in China's vast factory sector likely expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday, adding to evidence that the economy is regaining momentum after a burst of government stimulus measures.

  • *China manufacturing PMI hits 18- month high; new orders surge. While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer spending, Europe has taken the opposite approach, combining fiscal austerity with near-zero interest rates.

  • *US tech stocks buoyed by Apple; Facebook at record high. LONDON, July 24- The euro pulled off 8- month lows against the dollar on Thursday after the bloc's private sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in July, and emerging equities hovered near 17- month highs after strong Chinese data.

  • 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.