Chicago PMI


  • LONDON, April 23- European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring European purchasing manager index numbers.

  • LONDON, April 23- The Australian dollar sank almost one percent in value on Wednesday after a lower than expected rise in consumer prices appeared to reduce the chances of higher official interest rates this year.

  • *China factory activity shrinks for 4th month- HSBC. SINGAPORE, April 23- Nickel raced to its highest level in more than 14 months on Wednesday as tighter supplies kept the rally going in the metal that has gained a third this year, while a sustained contraction in China's factory activity weighed on copper.

  • BEIJING, April 23- China's manufacturing downturn eased slightly in April as declines in new orders and output slowed, a preliminary survey showed on Wednesday, though factory activity showed an overall contraction for the fourth straight month.

  • SINGAPORE, April 23- London copper futures edged lower on Wednesday ahead of reading on China's manufacturing activity, with a further contraction likely to cut the appetite for risky assets, although nickel hit the highest in more than 14 months on tighter supply.

  • METALS-Shanghai copper steady, traders eye China PMI Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 | 11:31 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, April 21- Shanghai copper futures were little changed on Monday amid lean volumes with trading interest thin ahead of the next reading on top copper user China's factory activity due later in the week. The most-traded July copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange was up half a percent at 46,660 yuan a tonne by 0313 GMT.

  • 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.

  • ISM Non-manufacturing Index 53.1 in March     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    ISM services index rises in March, but falls short of estimates, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli. And CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest number.

  • LONDON, April 3- Euro zone businesses logged their busiest quarter in three years at the start of 2014 but did so by slashing prices, surveys showed on Thursday, underscoring fears that deflation may soon afflict the region. The European Central Bank is not expected to ease policy any further when it meets later on Thursday.

  • April 3- Activity in India's service industry contracted at a faster pace last month as new business fell, although firms hired more staff to meet a small order backlog, a survey showed on Thursday.

  • China services activity ticks up in March - HSBC PMI Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 3- Activity in China's services industry rose to a four-month high in March, a private survey showed on Thursday, even as persistent weakness in manufacturing has reinforced fears of a sharper-than-expected economic slowdown.

  • Global factory growth lost momentum in March -PMI Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Global manufacturing growth lost momentum last month as new orders came in at a slower pace but factories increased staffing to meet the continued expansion, a business survey showed on Tuesday. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index dipped to 52.4 in March from 53.2.

  • *China manufacturing struggles in March but shows expansion. *Medicines Co tumbles after court ruling. The final Markit manufacturing PMI for March is due at 9:45 a.m. EDT and the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing reading for March is due at 10:00 a.m..

  • US STOCKS-Futures climb ahead of manufacturing data Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    *China manufacturing struggles in March but shows expansion. *Medicines Co tumbles after court ruling. The final Markit manufacturing PMI for March is due at 9:45 a.m. EDT and the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing reading for March is due at 10:00 a.m..

  • *China's official PMI improves, but stimulus hopes intact. *Gold, yen retreat as risk appetite returns. Major currencies and bonds continued their cautious jockeying before this week's European Central Bank meeting and U.S. jobs data.

  • POLL-UK manufacturing growth cools in March -PMI Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Growth in British manufacturing unexpectedly eased to its slowest pace in eight months in March and prices paid by factories tumbled, a survey showed on Tuesday.

  • *HSBC/ Markit PMI at 48.0 in March vs 48.5 in Feb. BEIJING, April 1- Persistent weakness in China's manufacturing sector reinforced fears of a sharper-than-expected slowdown at the start of 2014, and some government economists think authorities have already started boosting spending to put a floor under growth.

  • POLL-Indian factory expansion eased in March-PMI Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Meanwhile, inflation also moderated, ", said Leif Eskesen, chief economist for India& ASEAN at HSBC. This means the Reserve Bank of India likely will leave interest rates unchanged at its meeting later on Tuesday, a Reuters poll conducted last week predicted.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters market analyst. LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 1- China's official Purchasing Managers' Index for March probably isn't as strong as it looks, but that's likely not a bad thing for commodity demand in the next few months.

  • TOKYO, April 1- Asian shares hit four-month high on Tuesday after China's official PMI survey showed manufacturing managed to continue expanding in March, and dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose by up to 0.3 percent to reach its highest level since early December.