Purchasing Managers Index http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27657/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 Asian markets mixed, China factory data underwhelms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/asian-markets-mixed-china-factory-data-underwhelms <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>Asian markets were mixed Friday, with Tokyo supported by further weakness in the yen, while Hong Kong and Shanghai dipped after official data showed Chinese manufacturing saw a moderate slowdown.</p> <p>Tokyo were up 0.35 percent by the break and Sydney climbed 0.65 percent while Hong Kong shed 0.56 percent, Shanghai slipped 0.34 percent and Seoul eased 0.74 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/asian-markets-mixed-china-factory-data-underwhelms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economics Japanese yen Purchasing Managers Index AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742493 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 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 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 Agence France-Presse 5761879 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 Asian markets mostly down, weak China data http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/asian-markets-mostly-down-weak-china-data <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>Asian markets were mostly lower on Friday as traders took a breather after healthy gains in the previous session while Chinese data showed growth in manufacturing activity had slowed.</p> <p>Wall Street provided a meek lead, with the Dow ending lower after flirting with a record high as investors appeared to take in their stride looming deep US budget cuts due to take effect later in the day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/asian-markets-mostly-down-weak-china-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones Industrial Average Entertainment Japanese yen Purchasing Managers Index AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:34:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5770573 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 Thomson Reuters 5770701 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Europe's economic fractures widen in February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/wrapup-1-europes-economic-fractures-widen-february <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>* France, Spain and Italy behind deeper euro zone downturn</p> <p>* Germany still prospering, UK services PMI brighter</p> <p>* Euro zone retail sales better than expected</p> <p>* Economists warn outlook poor from here</p> <p>By Andy Bruce</p> <p>LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - France, Spain and Italy dragged the euro zone into a deeper downturn in February, according to business surveys that showed the chasm between these countries and prosperous Germany widening yet again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/wrapup-1-europes-economic-fractures-widen-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the European Union Euro Purchasing Managers Index Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773723 at http://www.globalpost.com