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Poland's manufacturing sector activity contracted in July, defying expectations for an increase, as new orders declined, results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Friday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, dropped to 49.4 in July from 50.3 in June. Economists...

Spain's manufacturing growth weakened in July as output and new order growth eased from June, data from Markit Economics showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index came in at 53.9 in July, down from 54.6 in June. Manufacturers recorded a solid increase in production...

Sweden's manufacturing activity expanded at a faster-than- expected rate in July, driven by the increase in production, a report from Swedbank showed Friday. The manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, rose to 55.2 in July from 54.8 in June, marking the fifteenth consecutive month of growth...

Norway's manufacturing sector expanded for the first time since April, survey data from the Norwegian Association of Purchasing and Logistics showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted PMI rose to 50.6 in July from 49.6 in June. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. The new order index...

IndiaFlag-080114.jpg India's manufacturing activity improved for the ninth straight month to a 17-month peak in July as companies scaled up production, survey data compiled by Markit Economics showed Friday. The HSBC manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a 17-month high of 53 in July from 51.5 in June. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector.

Final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, reports for Eurozone, Germany and other European nations are due on Friday. At 4 am ET, Markit Economics is due to release the manufacturing PMI reports for Eurozone and Greece. The Eurozone manufacturing PMI is forecast to be at 51.9 in July,...

Ireland's manufacturing sector continued its upward trend in July on the back of strong domestic and foreign demand, Markit Economics said Friday. The seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing Managers' Index rose marginally to 55.4 in July from 55.3 in June. Operating conditions have now improved in...

Moody's investor service on Friday revised its rating outlook for Argentina to 'negative', citing continued economic stagnation in the country. At the same time, Moody's affirmed Argentina's Caa1 issuer rating, confirmed the (p)Caa2 rating for its foreign bonds and confirmed the Ca rating on the original...

Russia's manufacturing sector expanded in July for the first time since October 2013 on output and new order growth, survey data from Markit Economics showed Friday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51 in July from 49.1 in June. However, the latest figure remained below the long-run survey...

India's manufacturing activity improved for a ninth straight month to a 17-month peak in July, survey data from Markit Economics showed Friday. The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index for manufacturing rose to 53 in July from 51.5 in June. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector. In line...

Positive turnaround in the three areas of financial conditions, expectations and economic activity brought about by the introduction of quantitative and qualitative easing has positioned the Japanese economy on track to achieve the 2 percent price stability target, as expected, Bank of Japan Governor...

Vietnam's manufacturing sector continued to expand in July, although both output and new orders increased at weaker rates than in the previous month, the results of a survey by Markit Economics showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index fell to 51.7 in July from 52.3 in June....

Manufacturing activity in Indonesia continued to expand at a solid pace in July as new orders and production increased, the results of a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Friday. The HSBC manufacturing purchasing managers' index, or PMI, came in at 52.7 in July, unchanged from June's...

china1-230913.jpg The manufacturing sector in China expanded at an accelerated pace in July, the latest PMI from HSBC and Markit Economics revealed on Friday - coming in with an 18-month high score of 51.7. That's actually lower than last week's flash estimate score of 52.0, which is what analysts were expecting today....

retail-090312.jpg Final demand producer prices climbed 2.3 percent on year in the second quarter of 2014, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Friday - slowing from the 2.5 percent increase in the previous three months. On a quarterly sequential basis, final demand producer prices dipped 0.1 percent after climbing...