Procurement http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27656/all en GLOBAL MARKETS-Business pickup fuel gains in shares and oil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/global-markets-shares-dip-investors-brace-euro-zone-data <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>* European shares gain as PMI data fuels recovery hopes</p> <p>* Chinese PMI improves from December, supporting sentiment</p> <p>* Apple's disappointing result hits tech stocks</p> <p>* Yen extends weakness against dollar and euro</p> <p>By Richard Hubbard</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/global-markets-shares-dip-investors-brace-euro-zone-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics European Union Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Recessions Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738708 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil prices rise in Asian trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/oil-prices-rise-asian-trade <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>Oil prices were up in Asian trade Friday, buoyed by optimism over the US and European economies and data showing China's manufacturing activity continued to expand in January, analysts said.</p> <p>New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in March gained two cents to $97.51 a barrel and Brent North Sea crude for March delivery increased 31 cents to $115.86.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/oil-prices-rise-asian-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Procurement Purchasing Managers Index AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742524 at http://www.globalpost.com Oil prices rise in Asian trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/oil-prices-rise-asian-trade <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>Oil prices were up in Asian trade Friday, buoyed by optimism over the US and European economies and data showing China's manufacturing activity continued to expand in January, analysts said.</p> <p>New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in March gained seven cents to $97.56 a barrel in the afternoon and Brent North Sea crude for March delivery increased 25 cents to $115.80.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/oil-prices-rise-asian-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Procurement Purchasing Managers Index AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:45:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742575 at http://www.globalpost.com UK manufacturing grows modestly in Jan, output rises strongly -PMI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-manufacturing-grows-modestly-jan-output-rises-strongly-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>LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain's manufacturing sector expanded modestly in January as output grew at the fastest pace since September 2011, offering a small boost to an economy flirting with recession, a survey showed on Friday.</p> <p>The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) inched down to 50.8 from a downwardly revised 51.2 in December. That was just short of forecasts for a reading of 51.0 but above the 50 level that separates growth from contraction for a second month running.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/uk-manufacturing-grows-modestly-jan-output-rises-strongly-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Entertainment Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:47:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742735 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia manufacturing eases in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/asia-manufacturing-eases-january <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>Manufacturing activity across Asia expanded in January as the global economy slowly picks up, a widely watched barometer showed Friday, but moderations in China and India suggested recovery remains tentative.</p> <p>In China, the official purchasing managers' index (PMI) was 50.4 in January, a slight reduction from 50.6 in the previous month, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing and the National Bureau of Statistics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/asia-manufacturing-eases-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Investment Procurement Purchasing Managers Index AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742750 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-US manufacturing surges, Chinese recovery more modest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/global-economy-china-factories-see-only-modest-pick-europe-stab <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>* U.S. manufacturing jumps in Jan, ISM at 53.1, a 9-month high * China's official PMI eases to 50.4, HSBC reading at two-year high * Euro zone PMI suggests worst may be over * Economists still expect subdued global growth By Steven C. Johnson and Jonathan Cable NEW YORK/LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing growth quickened in January and hiring across the economy increased in late 2012, but Chinese factories only managed a slight rebound as the new year began, suggesting that world economic growth remains sluggish.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/global-economy-china-factories-see-only-modest-pick-europe-stab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Economy of the United States Labor Law Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Recessions Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742903 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-US manufacturing surges, Chinese recovery more modest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/global-economy-us-manufacturing-surges-chinese-recovery-more-mo <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>* U.S. manufacturing jumps in Jan, ISM at 53.1, a 9-month high * China's official PMI eases to 50.4, HSBC reading at two-year high * Euro zone PMI suggests worst may be over * Economists still expect subdued global growth By Steven C. Johnson and Jonathan Cable NEW YORK/LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing growth quickened in January and hiring across the economy increased in late 2012, while Chinese factories extended a modest rebound, suggesting a global economic recovery remains on track.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/global-economy-us-manufacturing-surges-chinese-recovery-more-mo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Labor Law Procurement Recessions Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743415 at http://www.globalpost.com UK service sector grows in Jan, outlook brightens - PMI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/uk-service-sector-grows-jan-outlook-brightens-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>By Olesya Dmitracova</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Britain's dominant service sector returned to growth in January and optimism among companies jumped, a survey showed on Tuesday, reducing the chance of the economy falling back into recession.</p> <p>The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for services rose to 51.5 from 48.9 in December, when the sector shrank for the first time in two years.</p> <p>That was the strongest reading since September and beat the median forecast by analysts of 49.5 in a Reuters poll.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/uk-service-sector-grows-jan-outlook-brightens-pmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Labor Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 09:45:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746151 at http://www.globalpost.com US services sector slips in January: ISM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-services-sector-slips-january-ism <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>The US services sector slowed a bit in January, as business activity, new orders and order backlogs all slipped, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.</p> <p>The ISM's nonmanufacturing sector purchasing managers index fell to 55.2 from 55.7 in December, with the December index having also been revised downward from the initial estimate of 56.1.</p> <p>The ISM said survey respondents' comments about the economy and business conditions were mixed.</p> <p>"However, the majority of respondents are optimistic about the overall direction," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/us-services-sector-slips-january-ism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic indicators Procurement Purchasing Managers Index AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:45:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746523 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares capped by China PMI slip, US budget worry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/global-markets-asian-shares-ease-economy-worries-china-data-eye <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>* MSCI Asia ex-Japan capped, Nikkei turns positive</p> <p>* Euro hovers near 7-week lows vs dollar</p> <p>* China manufacturing data lacklustre, but no recession seen</p> <p>* European shares likely narrowly mixed</p> <p>By Chikako Mogi</p> <p>TOKYO, March 1 (Reuters) - Asian shares were capped on Friday, with sentiment dented by lacklustre manufacturing data from China and worries over the economic fallout from Italy's political confusion as well as possible U.S. spending cuts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/global-markets-asian-shares-ease-economy-worries-china-data-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economics Economy of the People's Republic of China Economy of the United States Entertainment Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:00:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770367 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 Thomson Reuters 5770532 at http://www.globalpost.com GLOBAL ECONOMY-Stalling European factories and slowing China leave world economy looking to America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/global-economy-stalling-european-factories-and-slowing-china-le <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>* Euro zone PMIs highlight gulf between Germany and rest</p> <p>* China PMI at 5-mth low on slack overseas demand</p> <p>* Britain manufacturing shrank unexpectedly</p> <p>* U.S. data expected to show growth picking up</p> <p>By Jonathan Cable and Koh Gui Qing</p> <p>LONDON/BEIJING, March 1 (Reuters) - European manufacturing appeared no closer to recovery last month while growth in Asia cooled, according to business surveys and trade data on Friday that pointed to ongoing weakness in global demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/global-economy-stalling-european-factories-and-slowing-china-le" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic indicators Economics Procurement Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770784 at http://www.globalpost.com UK service sector grows more than expected in Feb -CIPS/Markit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/uk-service-sector-grows-more-expected-feb-cipsmarkit <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 5 (Reuters) - Britain's services sector grew more strongly than expected in February and at its fastest pace in five months, suggesting the economy may narrowly avoid a triple-dip recession, a survey showed on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for services rose to 51.8 last month from 51.5 in January, beating the median forecast of 51.0 in a Reuters poll of economists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/uk-service-sector-grows-more-expected-feb-cipsmarkit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Procurement Recessions Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773657 at http://www.globalpost.com Dollar falls against the yen; bond yields decline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/global-shares-slip-after-seven-day-run-yen-gains-us-dollar <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>By Leah Schnurr</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar tumbled against the yen on Friday after the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, while benchmark U.S. bond yields fell to near 4-1/2-month lows after the U.S. economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.</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/130313/global-shares-slip-after-seven-day-run-yen-gains-us-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bond Business Central bank Commodities market Currency Deflation Divided regions Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economic consequences of the 2006 Thai coup d'├ętat Economic history Economic indicators Economics Economy of Asia Economy of Europe Economy of Japan Economy of the European Union Economy of the People's Republic of China Economy of the United States Environment Euro Europe European Central Bank European Union Finance Financial economics Financial regulation Foreign exchange market Futures contract Government debt Health Human Interest Inflation International trade Investment Japan Japanese yen Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Late-2000s recession in Europe Law Macroeconomics Matter Mizuho Securities Money Nicosia Nikkei 225 Numismatics Petroleum Political geography Politics Pound sterling Price of petroleum Procurement Recessions Short Social Issues Soft matter Stock market Stock market crashes Technology Terminology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782309 at http://www.globalpost.com China March PMIs rebound, domestic demand shines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/chinas-official-factory-pmi-at-11-month-high-march <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>By Koh Gui Qing</p> <p>BEIJING (Reuters) - Stronger domestic demand helped China's factory activity to rebound in March, with new orders up sharply in a sign that the underlying economic recovery is strong enough to weather any risks from patchy export performance, surveys showed on Monday.</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/130331/chinas-official-factory-pmi-at-11-month-high-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Economic indicators Economy of the People's Republic of China Investment Procurement Purchasing Managers Index Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5798330 at http://www.globalpost.com