Markit Group http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26372/all en Companies edging ad budgets higher - IPA Bellwether http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/companies-edging-ad-budgets-higher-ipa-bellwether <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Companies raised their marketing budgets for the first time in three quarters in the final months of last year, reflecting a glimmer of optimism for 2013, according to a survey published Thursday.</p> <p>The IPA Bellwether report said 17 percent of companies signalled a rise in marketing spend in the final quarter of 2012, compared with the 16 percent that cut budgets, resulting in a net positive figure of 1.1 percentage points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/companies-edging-ad-budgets-higher-ipa-bellwether" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bellwether Business Entertainment Markit Group Stock market Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:30:27 +0000 5735371 at http://www.globalpost.com POLL-UK construction Jan PMI stuck at lowest since June http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/poll-uk-construction-jan-pmi-stuck-at-lowest-june <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - British construction output fell again in January, with the pace of contraction remaining the fastest since last June, a survey showed on Monday.</p> <p>The Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) held at the 48.7 level plumbed in December. That was its lowest level since last June.</p> <p>The reading, below the 50 mark that would indicate no change in output, fell short of economists' forecasts of an improvement to 49.1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/poll-uk-construction-jan-pmi-stuck-at-lowest-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Entertainment Financial data vendors Markit Group Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:45:22 +0000 5745138 at http://www.globalpost.com Dividend cuts weigh on European shares http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/dividend-cuts-weigh-european-shares <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Wednesday as surprise dividend cuts by RSA and Lufthansa and weak results from the likes of Accor and BHP Billiton weighed on sentiment.</p> <p>The FTSEurofirst provisionally closed down 3.65 points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,168.08.</p> <p>Britain's biggest business insurer RSA was the biggest individual faller after it unexpectedly cut its dividend by a fifth after weak investment returns, sending its shares down 14.9 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/dividend-cuts-weigh-european-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dividend Entertainment Markit Group Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:00:47 +0000 5761244 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Eurozone PMI at two-month low, downturn steepening: Markit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/urgent-eurozone-pmi-at-two-month-low-downturn-steepening-markit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Private business activity across the eurozone hit a two-month low in February, signalling a steepening of the economic downturn, a leading growth indicator said on Thursday.</p> <p>The Purchasing Managers' Index, a leading indicator, published by London-based Markit fell to 47.3 in February from 48.6 the previous month.</p> <p>ccr/hd</p> Markit Group Purchasing Managers Index AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:46:03 +0000 5761879 at http://www.globalpost.com French PMI index points to gloom: Markit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/french-pmi-index-points-gloom-markit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French private business activity shrank again and at an accelerating rate in February, showing the sharpest fall since March 2009, a first estimate from a Markit survey showed on Thursday.</p> <p>The survey of sentiment among purchasing managers is closely watched as a leading indicator of activity in the economy.</p> <p>The initial reading showed 42.3 points on the Markit index, down from 42.7 in January and the lowest figure for 47 months.</p> <p>A reading of 50 marks the line between signals of growth and contraction in the economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/french-pmi-index-points-gloom-markit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Index Markit Group AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:01:47 +0000 5761963 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asia factory growth cools on weak global demand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/global-economy-asia-factory-growth-cools-weak-global-demand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* China PMI at 5-mth low on slack overseas demand</p> <p>* Eurozone PMIs seen highlighting gulf between Germany and rest</p> <p>* India PMI shows manufacturing pick-up, export orders dip</p> <p>* South Korea exports hit by yen, fragile global economy</p> <p>By Koh Gui Qing and Se Young Lee</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/global-economy-asia-factory-growth-cools-weak-global-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Markit Group Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:30:50 +0000 5770532 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares extend fall on economic concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/european-shares-extend-fall-economic-concerns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Friday, erasing earlier gains after an unexpected contraction in UK manufacturing fuelled concerns about global economic heath, chiming in with weak numbers from China and the looming U.S. budget cuts.</p> <p>The UK Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 47.9 from a downwardly revised 50.5 in January, confounding forecasts for a rise to 51.0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/european-shares-extend-fall-economic-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Markit Group Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:30:04 +0000 5770701 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil prices drop as US spending cuts kick in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/oil-prices-drop-us-spending-cuts-kick-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World oil prices fell on Friday, with New York crude striking a two-month low point, as traders eyed huge US spending cuts due to take effect and weaker Chinese manufacturing data.</p> <p>New York's main contract, West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in April, sank as low as $90.04 a barrel -- the lowest level since late December, before recovering to close at $90.68, down $1.37 on Thursday's finish.</p> <p>Brent North Sea crude for April fell 98 cents to settle at $110.40 a barrel in London trade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/oil-prices-drop-us-spending-cuts-kick-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Markit Group AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:01:00 +0000 5771404 at http://www.globalpost.com Eurozone PMI confirms business slump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/eurozone-pmi-confirms-business-slump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Private business activity in the eurozone in February was not as bad as first feared but still showed the economic slump deepening, a key survey showed Tuesday.</p> <p>The Purchasing Managers' Composite Index published by London-based Markit stood at a revised 47.9 in February, up from the initial reading of 47.3 but still well down from 48.6 in January and further away from the boom-bust line of 50.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/eurozone-pmi-confirms-business-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the European Union Euro Markit Group AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:31:52 +0000 5773736 at http://www.globalpost.com German private sector expansion slows down in March - PMI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/german-private-sector-expansion-slows-down-march-pmi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's business expansion lost steam in March, with slower growth in services offsetting a contraction in manufacturing, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting Europe's largest economy will post meagre growth this quarter.</p> <p>Markit's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measuring growth in both manufacturing and services, which together account for more than two-thirds of the German economy, fell to 51.0 from 53.3 in February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/german-private-sector-expansion-slows-down-march-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Markit Group Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:15:48 +0000 5789642 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Eurozone PMI at four-month low as downturn sharpens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-eurozone-pmi-at-four-month-low-downturn-sharpens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Private business activity across the eurozone hit a four-month low in March as the downturn intensified, a leading growth indicator said on Thursday.</p> <p>The Purchasing Managers' Index published by London-based Markit fell to 46.5 points in March against 47.9 in February, the flash estimate showed.</p> <p>ccr/arp</p> Markit Group AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:01:10 +0000 5789689 at http://www.globalpost.com French business contracts to four-year low: PMI index http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/french-business-contracts-four-year-low-pmi-index <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French business activity contracted at its sharpest rate since 2009 amid a deep crisis in confidence for companies in an economy skirting close to recession, according to data released Thursday by the survey firm Markit.</p> <p>The survey of activity in the private sector from purchasing managers, an important leading indicator of economic activity, came in at 42.1, down from 43.1 in February and lower than a previous estimate of 42.3.</p> <p>The result brought France even further from the 50 point mark that separates an economy from expansionary and recessionary trend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/french-business-contracts-four-year-low-pmi-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Markit Group AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:31:00 +0000 5789717 at http://www.globalpost.com German manufacturing returns to contraction in March - PMI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/german-manufacturing-returns-contraction-march-pmi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's manufacturing sector shrank slightly in March, hit by a fall in new orders, a survey showed on Tuesday, raising doubts about the strength of a first-quarter recovery in Europe's largest economy.</p> <p>Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the German manufacturing sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the German economy, fell to 49.0 in March from 50.3 in February, when it grew for the first time in a year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/german-manufacturing-returns-contraction-march-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Markit Group Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 08:30:04 +0000 5799063 at http://www.globalpost.com Instant View - UK manufacturing shrinks in March, credit grows in February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/instant-view-uk-manufacturing-shrinks-march-credit-grows-februa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing sector shrank in March, according to a monthly survey by Markit.</p> <p>Separate data from the Bank of England showed overall lending to consumers grew although the number of mortgage approvals fell.</p> <p>KEY POINTS</p> <p>- The Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 48.3, only slightly above February's shock reading of 47.9, and a touch weaker than the consensus forecast.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130402/instant-view-uk-manufacturing-shrinks-march-credit-grows-februa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business manufacturing Markit Group Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 09:00:03 +0000 5799084 at http://www.globalpost.com February construction picks up but likely to contract Q1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/uk-construction-output-falls-annual-70-percent-feb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output showed a tentative recovery in February but will need to record stellar growth in March to avoid registering a further quarter of contraction.</p> <p>Despite accounting for less than 7 percent of Britain's economy, weak construction output was the main drag on growth during the first half of last year, helping to push the country back into recession.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/uk-construction-output-falls-annual-70-percent-feb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic history Economics Markit Group Recessions Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:30:16 +0000 5812856 at http://www.globalpost.com