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BEIJING, April 1- Activity in China's factory sector edged up slightly in March, a government survey showed, though the figure is unlikely to dispel concerns that the world's second-largest economy is facing a slow first quarter. The official Purchasing Managers' Index grew to 50.3 in March from February's 50.2, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data on manufacturing.
TOKYO, March 31- Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in March, a survey showed on Monday, pulling back further from an eight-year high set in January as heavy snow in some areas curbed production.
BEIJING, March 28- China's factory activity is expected to have picked up slightly in March, a Reuters poll showed, in a rare piece of good news, though the figure is unlikely to alter views that the world's second-largest economy is facing a slow first quarter.
*China's manufacturing PMI falls to 8- month low. LONDON/ NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. manufacturing growth was solid in the first quarter and a return to expansion in French business activity this month suggested a recovery was taking shape in the euro zone, though China's factory sector stuttered in the early part of 2014, surveys showed.
LONDON, March 24- European stocks fell on Monday, trimming last week's lofty gains as concern over events in Ukraine and China's flagging manufacturing activity pegged a key index back from the top of its recent range.
LONDON, March 24- The euro struggled on Monday, hurt by signs that growth was slowing in the euro zone's largest economy, Germany, though investors were also wary of buying the dollar as they awaited more evidence of a U.S. recovery.
*China's manufacturing PMI falls to 8- month low. LONDON, March 24- China's huge manufacturing engine stuttered in the early part of 2014 while a return to growth in French business activity this month suggested a solid, broad-based recovery was taking shape in the euro zone, surveys showed.
LONDON, March 24- The euro struggled to extend gains on Monday, hurt by evidence that growth in the euro zone's largest economy, Germany, was slowing, though investors were also wary of buying the dollar as they awaited more evidence of a U.S. recovery.
*China's lower-than-expected PMI weighs on sentiment. PARIS, March 24- European stocks slipped in early trade on Monday, trimming last week's lofty gains, as data showing China's manufacturing activity contracted in the first quarter of 2014 revived worries over the outlook for global growth.
*Hong Kong at one-week high on short-covering. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 24- Shares in Hong Kong and China shares rose on Monday as a weak factory survey heightened expectations that Beijing will have to unveil stimulus measures soon to avert a sharper downturn in the world's second-largest economy.
LONDON, March 5- Global economic growth eased last month as adverse weather conditions hit the service industry in the United States and Japan, a business survey showed on Wednesday.
LONDON, March 5- British companies hired staff at the fastest pace in at least 16 years last month, according to a business survey on Wednesday that showed strong economic growth has carried over into the first quarter. But a composite subindex showed the fastest rate of jobs growth since at least January 1998, when the data series first began.
BEIJING, March 3- Manufacturing activity among Asia's major export economies stumbled in February, led by China where data suggested growth in the factory sector was stalling. The HSBC/ Markit purchasing managers index on China manufacturing fell to 48.5 in February, a seven-month low and the third straight monthly decline in the index.
The HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, which gauges the business activity of India's factories but not its utilities, rose to 52.5 in February, its highest in a year, from 51.4 in January.
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