Eurozone growth on four-year high - PMI

2015-11-23 16:33

Eurozone business activity and employment figures are showing the biggest growth since May 2011, according to a UK purchasing managers’ index.

PMI falls as shaky economy takes toll on private sector

2015-10-05 09:56

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index slipped to a 14-month low of 47.9 in September from 49.3 in August, as the weak economy took its toll on companies.

Greek factory output collapses as banks close

2015-08-03 11:15

Greek manufacturing activity in July plunged to the lowest level on records going back 16 years, due to a dive in new orders and a three-week bank shutdown.

UK services PMI jumps in June

2015-07-03 13:45

Britain's private-sector services have grown more than expected last month, suggesting the economic recovery picked up going into the second half of the year.

UK services rebound, ease fears of slowdown ahead of poll

2015-05-06 19:51

UK's huge service sector unexpectedly picked up speed in April, countering other signs that the economy was slowing just before a national election on Thursday.

PMI reaches five-month high on new orders boost

2015-04-07 09:58

Business activity in SA expanded at its fastest rate in five months in March as new orders led to a rise in output for the first time since November, a survey shows.

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.


PMI at 15-month low as firms continue to cut jobs

2015-11-04 10:49

Operating conditions at private sector firms have deteriorated at the strongest rate in 15 months as new orders declined at a sharper rate, a survey shows.

Private-sector output, new orders fall

2015-08-05 10:31

Activity in the private sector has declined in July, with output and new orders contracting the most in more than a year, according to a survey.

China July factory activity shrinks most in 2 years

2015-08-03 11:00

China's factory activity has shrunk more than estimated in July, contracting by the most in two years as new orders fell, dashing hopes of a steadying economy.

Private sector growth slows to a crawl

2015-06-03 10:57

Private sector expansion slackened to a crawl in May as power supply shortages and weak export demand weighed on output, according to the HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index.

Eurozone business growth accelerates

2015-04-07 10:39

Eurozone business activity has accelerated in March at its fastest pace for nearly a year as customers took advantage of ongoing price discounting.

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.

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