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Czech manufacturing sector expansion remained strong in August, but activity grew at a slower pace as foreign demand increase at a weaker rate, survey figures from Markit Economics indicated Monday. The HSBC Czech Republic Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 54.3 from 56.5 in July. A...

Switzerland's manufacturing activity continued to expand in August, but the pace of growth eased to the lowest since May, data from Credit Suisse showed Monday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.9 in August, the lowest since May, from 54.3 in July. Production and employment...

Dutch manufacturing activity growth eased to its lowest level in 13 months in August as output and new business rose at slower rates, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The NEVI Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 51.7 from 53.5 in July. A reading above 50 suggests expansion in the sector. Slower...

Russia's manufacturing continued to expand at a stable rate in August, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index, or PMI, for the manufacturing sector remained at 51 in August, signaling a modest growth in manufacturing activity. However,...

Spain's manufacturing sector continued to expand in August but the operating conditions strengthened at the slowest pace since April, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.8 in August from 53.9 in July. A score above 50 indicates...

Purchasing Managers' survey results from Eurozone and major European economies are due on Monday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

Corrects first para The German economy contracted as estimated in the second quarter, a revised report from Destatis showed Monday. Gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent sequentially, reversing the 0.7 percent growth in the first quarter. This was the first decline since the first quarter of...

Ireland's manufacturing activity expanded at a faster rate in August, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted Investec purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 57.3 in August from 55.4 in July. This marked the sharpest monthly increase in manufacturing activity...

Indonesia inflation slowed in August, and exports declined unexpectedly in July, reports showed Monday. Inflation eased to 3.99 percent in August from 4.53 percent in July, Statistics Indonesia reported. It was forecast to slow to 3.97 percent. Month-on-month, consumer prices were up 0.47 percent. Core...

India's manufacturing sector expanded for the tenth consecutive month in August but the pace of growth slowed from July's 17-month high, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The HSBC manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.4 in August from July's 17-month high of 53. Output...

Indonesia's manufacturing purchasing managers' index,or PMI, fell to a twelve month low in August, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC PMI for the manufacturing sector fell to 49.5 in August from 52.7 in July. This marked the first drop in activity since August...

Taiwan's manufacturing activity grew at the fastest pace in more than three years in August, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index for the manufacturing sector rose to 56.1 in August from 55.8 in July. This marked the fastest rate...

japanindustry-032910.jpg The manufacturing sector in Japan expanded at an accelerated pace in August, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a purchasing managers' index score of 52.2. That missed forecasts for 52.4, although it's up significantly from 50.5 in July. The August reading moves further...

china1-230913.jpg China's final manufacturing purchasing managers' index was revised down in August, defying expectations of economists to confirm the flash reading, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The final HSBC Manufacturing PMI decreased to 50.2 in August from the flash estimate...

foreximg-300413.jpg The manufacturing sector in South Korea expanded for the first time in four months in August, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed on Monday with a purchasing managers' index score of 50.3. That's up from 49.3 in July, and it moves above the boom-or-bust mark of 50 that separates expansion...