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Euro zone business growth slows, but not in Germany, France - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Offering the latest evidence that a strong acceleration in growth in the first three months of the year was only temporary, Markit's flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index edged down to 52.9 from April's 53. While essentially stable - and still ...
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China May official factory PMI may mark end to two-month expansion

Reuters UK - ‎7 hours ago‎
The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) is expected to fall to 50.0 from 50.1 in April, according to a median forecast of 31 economists polled.
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The services sector is firing warning shots at the economy

Business Insider - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The services sector is sending warning shots suggesting possibly soft economic growth in the second quarter. Markit Economics' flash purchasing manager's index (PMI) slipped to 51.2 in May. Economists had forecast that the PMI climbed to 53 from 52.8.
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European Indexes Trading Lower as Eurozone PMI Down to 16-Month Low

Market Realist - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Markit published the Eurozone PMI (purchasing managers' index) for May at a near 1.5-year low of 52.9. New business growth fell to the lowest level since January 2015.

Euro zone composite PMI drops to 16-month low in May - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The flash services purchasing managers' index held steady at 53.1 this month, unchanged from April and missing expectations for a reading of 53.3.
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3 Numbers: Will US Services PMI Continue To Rebound In May? - ‎May 24, 2016‎
We'll also see the monthly report on the Ifo Business Climate Index for May. Later, Markit publishes this month's flash numbers for the US Services PMI. Germany: Gfk Consumer Climate (0600 GMT): The mood in Germany's consumer sector improved in the ...
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Asian Markets Edge Up as Oil Breaches Key Level

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The smaller Shenzhen Composite Index rose 0.5%, and the Nasdaq-style ChiNext index climbed 0.9%. Concerns about the U.S. economy resurfaced after an early reading of Markit Economics' services purchasing managers index came in weaker than ...

3 Numbers: Will the US Services PMI continue to rebound in May? - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Germany's economy is in the spotlight today with two updates on sentiment, starting with Gfk's Consumer Climate Index. We'll also see the monthly report on the Ifo Business Climate Index for May. Later, Markit publishes this month's flash numbers for ...

French recovery on track as consumers unfazed by strikes

Reuters - ‎6 hours ago‎
Confidence index tops even highest estimate. * Jobless total logged two months of declines. By Leigh Thomas. PARIS, May 27 Wracked by fears about rising unemployment for years, French households are at long last turning more optimistic, keeping an ...

Sluggish business investment shows caution is king

EconoTimes - ‎9 hours ago‎
The Markit Flash US Manufacturing PMI –literally a “purchasing managers' index”, but widely viewed as a barometer of manufacturing sector health - fell to 50.5 on a seasonally adjusted basis in May, down from 50.8 in April.

EURAUD – 1.5570-80 Remains Hurdle For The Euro

FXTimes (press release) (registration) - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Earlier today, the Euro Zone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was released by the Markit Economics. It captures business conditions in the manufacturing sectors and was expected to increase from 51.7 to 51.9 in May 2016 (preliminary).
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Strong German business morale boosts growth hopes - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The strong Ifo index came after a purchasing managers survey earlier this week showed that growth in Germany's private sector accelerated in May to its highest point this year, suggesting the economy will remain on a solid growth track.

Shanghai rebar, Dalian iron ore hold near 12-week lows on glut worries

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - ‎18 hours ago‎
“Short of China printing better PMI, it's going to get more challenging. Iron ore in the high $40s, low $50s seems right going forward,” Peter O'Connor, analyst for Shaw and Partners in Sydney.

China Early Economy Indicators Show Little Cheer, Little Change

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The key May indicators for new credit, industrial production, fixed-asset investment and retail sales are expected in mid-June, after the official purchasing managers index for manufacturing on June 1. That PMI probably fell to 50 for May from 50.1 the ...

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Tenaris, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Vale

Nasdaq - ‎46 minutes ago‎
The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the Chinese steel industry has stayed below the mark of 50 for the past two years, indicating a noticeable disparity between supply and demand.
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Energy-Related SPDR Indexes Rally as Crude Inventory Falls

Market Realist - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Hawkish comments by Fed policymakers have been driving losses in safe-haven assets. Gold prices continued to drop on May 25, and the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) fell by 0.35% at 1:30 PM ET.

Trump's Delusions of Competence

New York Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
But if voters don't know anything about Mr. Trump's policies, why their favorable impression of his economic management skills? The answer, I suspect, is that voters see Mr. Trump as a hugely successful businessman, and they believe that business ...
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Markit PMI survey for eurozone drops to 16-month low

Taipei Times - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Financial information company Markit Ltd yesterday said its flash composite purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell to a 16-month low of 52.9 points this month. Anything above 50 indicates expansion. The reading, which is based on approximately 85 ...

Week ahead: Manufacturing surveys, US jobs report in focus

Yahoo Finance UK - ‎28 minutes ago‎
QUARTERLY PAYMENT DATE City of London Inv Trust, Ediston Property Investment Company, TwentyFour Select Monthly Income Fund Limited INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Chicago PMI (US) (14:45) Consumer Confidence (US) ...
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Investor signposts: employment in focus

Switzer Financial News - ‎17 hours ago‎
On Wednesday the Federal Reserve Beige Book is released with the ISM purchasing managers index for manufacturing, the ADP employment index, construction spending, auto sales and weekly data on home purchase and refinancing.