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ISMpmi-080315.jpg Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector unexpectedly grew at a slower rate in the month of July, the Institute for Supply Management revealed in a report on Monday. The ISM said its purchasing managers index dipped to 52.7 in July from 53.5 in June.

ConstructionSpending-080315.jpg Construction spending in the U.S. increased by much less than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said construction spending inched up by 0.1 percent to an annual rate of $1.065 trillion in June.

personalincome-080315.jpg Personal income in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday. The report said personal income rose by 0.4 percent in June, matching the increases seen in each of the two previous months.

Personal income in the U.S. increased by slightly more than expected in the month of June, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Monday.

ukmanufacture-080315.jpg The U.K. manufacturing sector growth improved in July but new order growth eased to a 10-month low, casting concerns over the sustainability of future momentum. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.9 in July from a 26-month low of 51.4 in June, data from Markit revealed Monday. It was forecast to rise marginally to 51.5.

Latvia's industrial production increased for the fourth straight month in June, but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures from the Central Statistical Office showed Monday. Industrial production rose a calendar-adjusted 4.2 percent year-over-year in June, slower than May's 4.7 percent...

Turkey's manufacturing sector expanded marginally in July, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The Purchasing Managers' Index recovered to 50.1 in July from 49.0 in June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while any reading below 50 suggests contraction in the sector. Output...

The French manufacturing sector shrank as initially estimated in July, final data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 49.6 in July from 50.7 in June. The reading came in line with the flash estimate. A reading below 50 indicates contraction. Output in the...

Switzerland's manufacturing sector contracted in July after stabilizing a month ago, the Credit Suisse reported Monday. The procure.ch Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 48.7 in July from the neutral level of 50 posted a month ago. Although individual monthly PMI figures should not be over interpreted,...

Italy's manufacturing sector growth improved at the fastest pace in more than 4 years in July, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The headline Markit/ADACI Italy Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 55.3 in July from 54.1 in June. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion...

Corrects second para Greece's manufacturing sector contracted to its lowest ever seen in the survey's 16-year history in July even as the debt crisis came to a head, amid an unprecedented drop in new orders and difficulties in purchasing raw materials, survey figures from Markit Economics showed Monday. The...

The U.K. manufacturing sector expanded more than expected in July, data from Markit revealed Monday. The Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.9 in July from a 26-month low of 51.4 in June. It was forecast to rise marginally to 51.5. The expansion...

Germany's manufacturing sector expanded more than initially estimated in July, data published by Markit showed Monday. The Markit/BME final Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 51.8 in July, above the flash score of 51.5, but down from 51.9 in June. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Manufacturers...

Czech manufacturing sector growth improved unexpectedly in July to its strongest pace since April 2011, survey data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The Purchasing Managers' Index climbed to 57.5 in July from 56.9 in the previous month. Economists had expected the index to fall to 56.1. Any reading...

The euro area manufacturing sector continued to expand in July despite deep contraction in Greece, final data from Markit Economics showed Monday. The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 52.4 in July, slightly above the flash estimate of 52.2, but down from June's 14-month high of...

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