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Jul 25, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
Jul 24, 2014

Global economy starts second half on solid footing: PMIs

By Sumanta Dey

(Reuters) – China’s factory activity expanded at its fastest in 18 months in July as new orders surged while the euro zone’s private sector also perked up, suggesting the global economy started the second half of 2014 on a solid footing.

While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer spending, Europe has taken the opposite approach, combining fiscal austerity with near-zero interest rates.

Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 24, 2014

Asian economies to struggle on weak export demand

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The outlook for emerging Asia has dimmed further this year on weak demand for exports, although growth in India is expected to accelerate into 2015 even as China is held back in part by a slowing property market, Reuters polls showed.

China and India have been stung by the West’s slow recovery from the Great Recession and, adding to the problem, both countries have struggled to implement reforms at home to boost productivity and consumer spending.

Jul 24, 2014

Asian economies to struggle on weak export demand – Reuters poll

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The outlook for emerging Asia has dimmed further this year on weak demand for exports, although growth in India is expected to accelerate into 2015 even as China is held back in part by a slowing property market, Reuters polls showed.

China and India have been stung by the West’s slow recovery from the Great Recession and, adding to the problem, both countries have struggled to implement reforms at home to boost productivity and consumer spending.

Jul 24, 2014

Asian economies to struggle on weak export demand: poll

BANGALORE (Reuters) – The outlook for emerging Asia has dimmed further this year on weak demand for exports, although growth in India is expected to accelerate into 2015 even as China is held back in part by a slowing property market, Reuters polls showed.

China and India have been stung by the West’s slow recovery from the Great Recession and, adding to the problem, both countries have struggled to implement reforms at home to boost productivity and consumer spending.

Jul 24, 2014

Euro zone business on solid footing in July but firms cut prices – PMI

July 24, (Reuters) – The euro zone’s private sector expanded at the fastest rate in three months in July, although faster growth in new business was driven mainly by companies cutting prices again, surveys showed on Thursday.

Markit’s Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), based on surveys of thousands of companies across the region and a good early indicator of overall growth, rose to 54.0 in July from 52.8, its highest since April. Any number above 50 indicates expansion.

Jul 21, 2014
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      "Sumanta Dey is poll and economic data correspondent for Asia on the Reuters Polls team. Based out of Bangalore, he is responsible for overseeing polling efforts in the region as well as handling several key projects. He first joined the Bangalore newsroom in 2006 and returned after a stint at software giant Infosys, where he managed analytics projects of a global consumer products manufacturer. He holds an economics degree from Bangalore University."
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