Weak demand hits China factories, services

2015-04-01 14:30

Surveys of China's factory and services sectors have shown stubborn weakness in March, while Beijing is expected to give policy support.

US service sector growth slows

2015-01-07 11:04

The US economy's service sector has slowed in December, with a deceleration in business activity, new orders and prices.

Private sector expands at slower rate

2014-12-03 10:23

Private sector growth has expanded at a much slower rate in November, largely due to weaker growth in output and new orders.

Zim's first PMI shows economy in free fall

2014-10-09 20:19

Zimbabwe’s first-ever purchasing managers’ index shows the economy is in decline, reflecting an industry sector struggling for funding and with slowing demand.

Business activity picks up pace

2014-10-03 10:04

Business activity has expanded at the fastest rate in 21 months in September as new orders rose, a survey shows.

PMI up, shows post-strike recovery

2014-09-03 10:20

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index has risen to 51.1 in August from 46.4 in July, snapping a four-month contraction after the resolution of a protracted strike.

Rand falls after weak July PMI

2014-08-05 17:54

The rand has fallen by almost 1% against the greenback, threatening to break out of a recent range after the release of weak Purchasing Managers Index numbers.

Eurozone business growth slows in June

2014-07-03 10:28

Eurozone business expanded at the slowest rate in six months in June, but new orders poured in at the fastest pace in over three years, a survey shows.

Eurozone manufacturing PMI falls to 51.8

2014-07-01 12:45

Eurozone manufacturing growth has eased slightly more than previously thought last month, a survey shows.

UK manufacturing keeps up strong growth

2014-06-02 13:38

British manufacturing activity has continued expanding at a rapid pace in May, suggesting the economic recovery has lost little of its shine.


PMI falls as output declines

2015-02-04 10:12

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index has dipped below the key 50 mark as production and new orders dropped, ending a four-month period of continuous growth.

Private sector slips back into sluggish growth

2015-01-06 09:39

South Africa's private sector expanded at its slowest rate in five months in December as output and new orders declined, according to a survey.

Business grows at fastest rate in 22 months

2014-11-05 10:09

SA business activity expanded as output and new orders grew substantially in October, according to the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index.

UK services PMI slips as economy loses pace

2014-10-03 11:47

Rapid growth in Britain's services sector has eased slightly and a broader measure of private-sector expansion fell to a six-month low.

Eurozone economic activity slumps

2014-09-23 11:35

The eurozone economy has slowed in September, with a key business indicator released slumping to a nine-month low.

UK construction growth surges

2014-09-02 12:00

Construction output in Britain has grown at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers.

UK services PMI rises to 8-month high

2014-08-05 11:15

Activity in Britain's services industry last month rose at the fastest rate since November, helping overall private-sector growth.

PMI dips in June as strikes weigh

2014-07-03 10:22

South Africa's private sector has contracted slightly in June, reflecting the impact of a protracted strike in the mining sector.

China PMIs fuel hope economy is stabilising

2014-06-03 10:30

China's factory and services sectors has had their best showings in months as demand has rebounded, fuelling optimism that its economy may be steadying.

Strike fallout drags down PMI

2014-05-06 10:26

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index fell further in April, dipping into contraction territory as companies felt the pinch of mining strikes-related disruptions.

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