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Sep 01, 2014

Manufacturing activity slows to 14-month low amid geopolitical tension

The latest Markit/CIPS Manufacturing PMI fell to 52.5 in August from 54.8 in July, suggesting manufacturing will contribute less to economic growth in the third quarter...

Sep 01, 2014

FTSE LIVE: Footsie treads water lacking lead from US stocks with Ukraine concerns, weak PMIs a drag

With an hour of trading to go, the FTSE 100 index was down 2.5 points, or less than 0.1 per cent at 6,817.3 in subdued trading with US markets closed for Labour Day...

Aug 21, 2014

Slowdown in eurozone growth cools hopes that economy will bounce back

France's manufacturing activity plummets with job creation at a standstill, although Germany overcomes Ukraine concerns Private sector growth across the eurozone has slowed this month, bringing job creation to a standstill and dampening hopes that Eu... #Europe #Germany #European Central Bank #France

Aug 05, 2014

Euro Sinks Against The Buck On Soft Data

The euro fell against the U.S. dollar to below $1.34 on Tuesday as new purchasing managers’ indexes surfaced confirming the eurozone’s recovery remains wobbly and its outlook uncertain. The forex market has already endured its share of curve balls bu... #China #HSBC #Forex

Sep 02, 2014

Skills shortage fears temper surge in UK construction

UK builders enjoy strongest growth for seven months but warn of skills shortage, as pay booms and building material costs rise Britain's builders enjoyed the strongest growth for seven months in August but the surge in activity put further strain on ... #China #HSBC #Forex

Sep 02, 2014

Skills shortage fears temper surge in UK construction

UK builders enjoy strongest growth for seven months but warn of skills shortage, as pay booms and building material costs rise Britain's builders enjoyed the strongest growth for seven months in August but the surge in activity put further strain on ... #China #HSBC #Forex

Sep 01, 2014

Manufacturing first in British economy to feel the heat from Ukraine crisis

PMI, a key monthly measure of business at UK factories, hits 14-month low, fanning fears overall economic growth is tailing off Britain's manufacturers suffered a sharp slowdown last month as the Ukraine crisis showed the first signs of hitting the U... #United Kingdom #Ukraine #Europe

Sep 01, 2014

UK economic recovery? It just can't get any better, any time soon

Latest PMI figures showing UK manufacturing activity slowing suggests the sector has reached full capacity The best days of the recovery are behind us. That seems to be a reasonable conclusion from the latest factory data, which shows the growth in o... #United Kingdom #Ukraine #Europe

Aug 11, 2014

St Louis protesters demand murder charges for police officer who shot teen dead

Largely peaceful protests in suburb of Ferguson took place after riots that followed death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown Sunday nights riots gave way to more peaceful protests on Monday as residents of Ferguson, Missouri, took to the streets to d... #United States #Missouri

Sep 01, 2014

UK manufacturing PMI hits 14-month low in August

Markit/Cips figures shows factory orders and job creation easing as manufacturers report big drop in export orders UK manufacturing activity grew at the slowest rate in 14 months in August as factory order books filled at a much slower pace, a survey... #United States #Missouri