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ConstructionSpending-100114.jpg With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

ISM-Manufacturing-100114.jpg Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

With spending on private and public construction both showing notable decreases, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. construction spending in the month of August.

Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity saw a notable slowdown in the month of September, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, with the index of activity in the sector pulling back off a three-year high.

Brazil's manufacturing sector contracted in September, following expansion in the previous month, survey data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The HSBC purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector declined to 49.3 from a five-month high of 50.2 in August. A score below 50 suggests...

ADPChart-100114.jpg Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

Employment in the U.S. private sector increased by more than expected in the month of September, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday, with employment rising by more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month.

South Africa's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time since March 2014, a survey conducted by the Bureau for Economic Research in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index rose by 1.7 points...

The Czech economy expanded 0.3 percent in the second quarter from prior quarter instead of flat performance as initially reported, a new estimate published by the Czech Statistical Office showed Wednesday. On a yearly basis, gross domestic product increased by 2.5 percent, versus prior estimate of...

Iceland central bank kept its key rate unchanged as inflation is set to be lower than projected last month. The Monetary Policy Committee of Sedlabanki maintained the seven-day collateral lending rate at 6 percent. The rate was changed previously in November 2012, when it was a quarter-point higher. Policymakers...

U.K. labor productivity remained flat in the second quarter despite faster economic growth, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Wednesday. Labor productivity as measured by output per hour was unchanged in the second quarter from the previous quarter. It was 0.3 percent lower than...

Switzerland's manufacturing activity growth slowed in September, data from Credit Suisse showed Wednesday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index fell more-than-expected to 50.4 in September from 52.9 in August. The score was forecast to fall to 52. The index is only marginally above the threshold...

Turkey's manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly faster rate in September, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Wednesday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, edged up to 50.4 in September from 50.3 in August. This was the second consecutive...

British manufacturing sector growth eased unexpectedly to its slowest pace in seventeen months, survey results from Markit Economics and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Logistics, or CIPS, showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or...

EurozonePMI-100114.jpg The Eurozone manufacturing moved closer to stagnation in September as German factory sector contracted for the first time in 15 months, final data from Markit Economics showed Wednesday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell more than intially estimated to a 14-month low of 50.3 from August's reading 50.7. The reading was below the earlier flash estimate of 50.5.