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LIVE: Thousands Of Companies Around The World Reveal The Health Of The Global Economy

HEADS UP: Economies around the world are releasing their February manufacturing purchasing managers index reports, and this is our scorecard. The anecdotes from the reports will be scrutinized carefully as economists attempt to separate short-term weather-related disruptions from the longer-term economic trends. During the month, the eastern U.S. was battered […]
LIVE: Thousands Of Companies Around The World Reveal The Health Of The Global Economy
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US MANUFACTURING OUTPUT INCREASES AT FASTEST PACE SINCE MARCH 2012

Markit PMI data for U.S. manufacturing hit 55, beating expectations. The production subcomponent as now at its greatest level since March 2012. The employment subcomponent accelerated. The purchasing manager’s index (PMI) measures manufacturing activity. Expectations were for a reading of 54.7, unchanged from the previous reading. Here are the charts […]
US MANUFACTURING OUTPUT INCREASES AT FASTEST PACE SINCE MARCH 2012
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BEAT: US PMI UNEXPECTEDLY RISES

The U.S. manufacturing purchasing manager’s index climbed to 54.7, up from 51.8 in October and beat analysts expectations for an unchanged reading. It was the strongest improvement since January, although the three-month average remined broadly in line, with production continuing at an annualized growth rate of 2.5% a month. Output […]
BEAT: US PMI UNEXPECTEDLY RISES
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CHINA’S HSBC PMI HITS 7-MONTH HIGH

China’s HSBC manufacturing PMI climbed to 50.9 in October from 50.2 in September. This was a bit higher than the 50.7 expected by economists. Here are the key points from Markit: Output growth picks up to six-month high Both new orders and new export orders increase at faster rates Fastest […]
CHINA’S HSBC PMI HITS 7-MONTH HIGH
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CHINA’S OFFICIAL PMI BEATS EXPECTATIONS

China’s National Bureau of Statistics published the country’s official manufacturing PMI report a bit earlier than expected. The headline number climbed to 51.4 in October from 51.1 in September. Economists were looking for a reading of 51.2. Any reading above 50 signals growth. The output sub-index was particularly strong, rising […]
CHINA’S OFFICIAL PMI BEATS EXPECTATIONS
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CHINA’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR JUST BARELY CLIMBS

China’s National Bureau of Statistics just released the country’s official manufacturing PMI report. The headline number climbed to just 51.1 in September from 51.0 in August. Economists were expecting a reading of 51.6. Any number above 50 signals growth. “[I]ndustrial production grew surprisingly strongly above trend both in July and […]
CHINA’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR JUST BARELY CLIMBS
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Global Manufacturing Is Slowing

[credit provider=”Venom82″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1989267366/”] HEADS UP: The world’s biggest economies are releasing their February manufacturing PMI reports today and Monday. And this is our scorecard.In aggregate, the numbers show that manufacturing is slowing.  The JPMorgan global manufacturing PMI fell to 50.8 from 51.4 in January.
Global Manufacturing Is Slowing
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Australia’s Struggling Manufacturing Sector Gets Less Worse

[credit provider=”Australia Industry Group”] New data shows that Australia’s manufacturing sector contracted for the twelfth straight months.  According to the Australian Industry Group, the country’s manufacturing PMI came in at 45.6 in February.  Readings below 50 indicate contraction.  And this has been going on for a year.It’s worth noting, however, […]
Australia’s Struggling Manufacturing Sector Gets Less Worse
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We’re Moments Away From 2 Significant Chinese Data Points

[credit provider=” REUTERS/China Daily ” url=”http://pictures.reuters.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult_VPage&VBID=2C04WNV8GFXUE&SMLS=1&RW=1291&RH=809#/SearchResult_VPage&VBID=2C04WNV8GFXUE&SMLS=1&RW=1291&RH=809&PN=1″] Chinese manufacturing PMI for February is out at 8 p.m. ET. Analysts polled by Bloomberg are looking for PMI to rise to 50.5, up from 50.4 the previous month.HSBC PMI for February is out at 8:45 p.m. ET, and analysts polled by Bloomberg are […]
We’re Moments Away From 2 Significant Chinese Data Points
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GREEN SHOOTS: SPANISH PMI RISES TO 46.1

[credit provider=”AlJazeera” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZpjj2BUjLo”] First out of the gate for the major European PMI reporters: Spain.PMI just rose their to 46.1, up from 44.6 last month.
GREEN SHOOTS: SPANISH PMI RISES TO 46.1
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Uh-Oh: Germany Might Be Cracking Again

Just when it looked like Europe might be on the rise again, and that the German economic miracle would do its thing, we get a surprise weakening in German PMI, which fell from 46.8 to 46.0.
Uh-Oh: Germany Might Be Cracking Again
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Europe’s Manufacturing Downturn Is Only Getting Worse

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Physical_Map_of_Europe.jpg”] Markit just published the Euro area’s October manufacturing PMI reports as its stock markets open for Friday trading.The decline of the Spanish, Italian, and German manufacturing sectors accelerated in October.
Europe’s Manufacturing Downturn Is Only Getting Worse
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The World’s Biggest Economies Seem To Be Turning The Corner

[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Blue_Marble.jpg”] HEADS UP: The world’s biggest economies will release their October manufacturing PMI reports over the next two days, and this is our scorecard.Day one includes reports from the major Asian and American economies, as well as Greece.
The World’s Biggest Economies Seem To Be Turning The Corner
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US PMI SLIPS TO 51.1

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] UPDATE:
US PMI SLIPS TO 51.1
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Thousands Of Companies Around The World Revealed The Truth About The Economy

[credit provider=”Shutterstock”] HEADS UP: It’s global PMI day, and this is our scorecard.The first big number of the day was China’s official manufacturing PMI number, which unexpectedly signaled contraction again. The index came in at 49.8, which was below economists’ expectation for it to climb to 50.1.  This was, however, […]
Thousands Of Companies Around The World Revealed The Truth About The Economy
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Italian Manufacturing Downturn Eases, Job Cuts Slow

[credit provider=”Markit” url=”www.markiteconomics.com/MarkitFiles/Pages/ViewPressRelease.aspx?ID=10122″] Italy’s September manufacturing PMI climbed to 45.7from 43.6 in August.Economists expected a more modest improvement to 44.0.
Italian Manufacturing Downturn Eases, Job Cuts Slow
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The World’s Most Important Economies Are About To Tell Us What Really Happened In September

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peterbilt_manufacturing.jpg”] It may be a holiday weekend in the United States, but investors ought to keep an eye on the deluge of global manufacturing data taking place over the next few days.Tonight, the world’s most important economies will provide monthly updates on PMI numbers, one of the […]
The World’s Most Important Economies Are About To Tell Us What Really Happened In September
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PMI: US Manufacturing Growth Hits A Three Year Low

[credit provider=”Bill Pugliano/Getty Images”] UPDATE:The U.S. manufacturing industry grew at its slowest pace in nearly three years, but continued to outpace peers in Europe and Asia, new data out of Markit Economics shows.
PMI: US Manufacturing Growth Hits A Three Year Low