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    1. May 31, 2015

      Attention turns to manufacturing activity data for UK and US

      The coming data-heavy week presents a broad mix of indicators for leading economies. Monthly activity surveys for the...

    2. May 3, 2015

      Purchasing managers’ indices provide focus in UK election week

      Manufacturing survey data will start the week with purchasing managers’ indices released in China and the eurozone on...

    1. November 2, 2014

      Mixed data to include purchasing managers’ reports in UK and US

      A broad mix of survey and official data become available over the following week as well as scheduled rate...

    2. October 1, 2014

      Utilities gain as eurozone fears damp tech

      US investors postured defensively on Wednesday following the weakest reading of eurozone manufacturing in more than a...

    3. September 5, 2014

      Five takeaways on the US jobs report

      It was a disappointing month for non-farm payrolls with growth of just 142,000 in August but, while the numbers are a...

    4. September 4, 2014

      US economy looks strongest since 2009

      The US is enjoying its strongest run of economic data since the recovery began in 2009 and analysts expect it to...

    5. June 4, 2014

      First Solar climbs on import duty plan

      US solar panel manufacturers were lifted on Wednesday by the Commerce Department’s proposal to impose fresh import...

    6. June 2, 2014

      Gold miners under pressure from price falls

      Gold mining stocks remained under pressure as the precious metal tumbled for a fifth consecutive day, touching its...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2014

      Last season's adjustments?

      More than a fashion faux pas from the Institute for Supply Management… We believe ISM used April's seasonals, not...

    8. May 1, 2014

      Global manufacturing bounces higher

      On a strong day for data across the world, the British economy ploughed ahead with its recovery, an expansion in US...

    9. March 30, 2014

      ECB watching eurozone inflation report closely

      This week markets will focus on the monthly policy meeting of the European Central Bank on Thursday and the US labour...

    10. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Noah Smith on the QE-deflation debate. - David Beckworth on same. - The economics of cheap...

    11. November 1, 2013

      US manufacturing data support case for earlier Fed taper

      US manufacturing grew more rapidly than expected last month, offering ammunition to economists betting that the Federal...

    12. September 3, 2013

      Strong manufacturing data support Fed tapering plan

      A stronger than expected performance by the US manufacturing sector in August may provide further comfort for the...

    13. August 5, 2013

      Britain begins to emerge from years in doldrums

      Britain’s economy is growing more quickly than expected as it emerges from years in the doldrums, data suggest. The UK...

    14. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2013

      Is the service sector surge global?

      First we had a surprise in the UK, when the service sector PMI expanded at its fastest rate since 2007. Then, earlier...

    15. August 2, 2013

      Stocks creep higher after US jobs data

      Friday 21:05 BST. US equities edged to fresh record highs, Treasury bonds rallied and the dollar retreated as a big...

    16. August 1, 2013

      US manufacturing expands at fastest pace for two years

      The US manufacturing sector expanded in July at the fastest pace in more than two years, offering some comfort to...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - John Jeremiah Sullivan on the publication of Cotton Tenants. - Early bird specials and US...

    18. June 4, 2013

      Shares volatile as uncertainty grows

      Tuesday 21:15 BST. Growing uncertainty about the outlook for US monetary policy made for a choppy session for global...

    19. June 3, 2013

      US manufacturing retreats from highs

      The fragility of the global economy was on display as markets gyrated in response to an unexpected fall in US...

    20. June 3, 2013

      Dollar falls through Y100 on weak US data

      The dollar broke through the important level of Y100 against the yen after a surprise dip in US manufacturing output...

    21. April 2, 2013

      Equities climb in US and Europe

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. Further signs of underlying weakness in the eurozone economy did little to curtail demand for US and...

    22. April 1, 2013

      Slower US factory growth raises worries

      An unexpected slowdown in US manufacturing growth sent stock markets lower, but the housing market strengthened as US...

    23. March 5, 2013

      US services grow at fastest pace in a year

      The US services sector expanded at its fastest pace in a year in February on new orders and a boost in export demand....

    24. March 5, 2013

      Wall St rally sends indices to new highs

      Technology stocks were the best performers on Wall Street, sending the S&P 500 information technology subgroup up 1.5...

    25. February 3, 2013

      Obama must face the rise of the robots

      Early in his first term Barack Obama joked that he would “keep an eye on the robots in case they try anything”. He...

    26. FT Alphaville

      January 9, 2013

      GS: seasonal adjustment distortions have faded away

      We wrote after last week’s US employment report that the seasonal adjustment problems we described in late 2011 and the...

    27. December 4, 2012

      BP weighs on flat London market

      BP lagged behind a flat London market as analysts gave a lukewarm response to its long-term recovery plan. The oil...

    28. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP A subpar ISM saddled stocks. The S&P 500 closed down 0.47 per cent at 1,409.46. The Institute for Supply...

    29. December 3, 2012

      US factory activity falls in November

      US factory activity is falling as damaging concerns about the “fiscal cliff” spread through the world’s largest...

    30. November 1, 2012

      Data point to sluggish US jobs market

      The crucial non-farm payrolls report will be released on time on Friday as a series of numbers released on Thursday...

    31. October 4, 2012

      Financials lead gains on Wall Street

      Banking stocks on Wall Street enjoyed strong gains on Thursday as Freddie Mac reported that mortgage rates fell to...

    32. October 3, 2012

      US private sector adds 162,000 jobs

      An increase in private sector hiring eased fears of a renewed slowdown in the US labour market, while the pace of...

    33. October 1, 2012

      US manufacturers defy global gloom

      US manufacturers bucked the global trend last month, expanding even as peers in Asia and Europe continued to suffer the...

    34. October 1, 2012

      US manufacturing returns to growth

      US manufacturing grew in September after three consecutive months of contraction, offering some support to the world’s...

    35. September 6, 2012

      US private sector hiring accelerates

      A string of encouraging data offered hope that the US recovery may be regaining some strength, easing fears of a...

    36. July 3, 2012

      US factory orders increase in May

      Demand for US factory goods rose in May, but sharp declines the two months prior and weak industry data for June...

    37. July 2, 2012

      US factory output at three-year low

      US manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in three years, further denting confidence in a global economy...

    38. June 5, 2012

      US services sector growth stalls

      The US services sector grew at about the same pace in May as the previous month, indicating a loss of momentum in...

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