Feb 06 2018
After zooming to a five-year high in December at 54.7, the Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index or PMI fell to 52.4 last month as the base effect wore off.
Activity in Japan's service sector grew at the fastest pace in three months in January as new business picked up, suggesting domestic demand is improving and putting the country's economic recovery on more balanced footing, according to a private survey released on Monday. Both service providers and manufacturers registered a further increase in new business in January amid reports of firmer client demand.
Mr Williamson also noted: "While the fourth quarter PMI readings were historically consistent with the economy growing at a resilient quarterly rate of 0.4-0.5 per cent, in line with the recent GDP estimate, the January number signals a growth rate of just under 0.3 per cent".
According to IHS Markit, the Asean manufacturing economy also started 2018 on a positive note, with the Nikkei Asean Manufacturing PMI indicating a return to growth in January after a subdued end to a year ago.
Los Angeles faculty capturing by woman, 12, 'was unintentional'
The shooting happened at Sal Castro Middle School and was reported to police at about 8:55 a.m., according to the network. The Salvador Castro campus, which is situated next to a high school, has now been declared safe by authorities.
Alex Smith traded by Chiefs to Redskins, sources say
Cousins played under the franchise tag the last two seasons in D.C. and was set to become a free agent this off-season. In Kansas City's 27-20 win over the Eagles in Week 2, Smith was 21 of 28 for 251 yards and a touchdown.
Carson Wentz ditches cane, showing progress in ACL rehab
Wentz, 25, said Friday that when he returns to the field in several months, he won't alter his playing style. He still expects to be ready for the 2018 regular-season opener in September.
The Caixin China General Services Business Activity Index rose to 54.7 last month, up from 53.9 in December.
Businesses transferred some escalating cost pressures to consumers with both input and output prices rising at a faster pace in January from the previous month.
Suchita Dutta, executive director of the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), said the second half of the fiscal usually sees spike in job numbers in the e-commerce, healthcare and hospitality sector due to festive season. Inflation and interest rate expectations that shift erratically are bad for economies and markets.
"January PMI data shows continued growth in Japanese service sector output", said Joe Hayes, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey.
He said: "The data should prompt investors to reassess their view that the chance of the Bank raising interest rates again as soon as May is as high as 50%".
Feb 04 2018
Russian fighter plane shot down by Syrian rebels who 'capture pilot'
A copy of the final statement did not mention the fate of Moscow's ally President Bashar al-Assad. In other videos locals run up to the flaming wreckage of the military where it crash landed.
Feb 02 2018
Computer chips reason for Samsung's record profit
While the profit was expected, the firm's shares surged more than 8 percent after it unveiled the stock split. Samsung's move could affect cryptocurrency , other cryptocurrency miners and China's local players.
Feb 01 2018
Shopian army firing: Third civilian dies of bullet injury
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) accompanying the convoy was hit on his head and fell unconscious suffering serious injury. Meanwhile, the army on Wednesday filed a counter FIR over the attack on its personnel by the mob.
Feb 01 2018
India's preference for boys has produced 21 million "unwanted girls"
For all the social campaigns and awareness drives to end sex selection in India , the preference for sons is still going strong. The wealthy Punjab and Haryana states were most affected with a ratio of 1,200 boys per 1,000 girls in children younger than 7.
Feb 01 2018
United States names Hamas leader as terrorist
The U.S. has added the leader of Hamas to its list of worldwide terrorists, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic terror group. The movement's leaders said they considered the USA decision as "ridiculous".
Feb 01 2018
Amazon's Alexa can now send SMS messages to any phone
Another user asked Alexa to play country music as he sat in his living room, reading a newspaper. Releasing the teaser about the new product or feature is a common practice among the companies.
Jan 31 2018
Will Ronda Rousey Elevate or Overshadow Women's Wrestling in WWE?
Nikki hadn't competed since WrestleMania , but she was the final person eliminated after entering at No. 27. Jason Powell, editor of ProWrestling, said it'll still be tough to get UFC fans to follow her to WWE .
Jan 30 2018
Chris Stapleton to perform 2 Upstate NY shows
The Missoula show is scheduled for August 3 in the Adams Center and public tickets go on sale February 9 at 10 a.m. Stapleton is also getting acclaim after being featured on Justin Timberlake's new song, " Say Something ".
Jan 29 2018
Recommendation Hold on Basic materials stock: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)
To measure price-variation, we found CRSP's volatility during a week at 10.67% and during a month it has been found around 9.56%. What do the trading volumes reveal? Volumes indicate how many shares are bought and sold over a given period of time.
Jan 29 2018
Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested after organizing fair election protests
Navalny, a lawyer and anti-corruption activist, is gaining name recognition, if not widespread support from Russia's public. After authorities refused to register his candidacy in the election, Navalny has called on supporters to boycott the vote.
Feb 05 2018Joint Korean hockey team plays for first time
Feb 04 2018US Says Russia 'Developing' Undersea Nuclear-Armed Torpedo
Feb 03 2018Leicester City boss Claude Puel: 'Tough to manage Riyad Mahrez situation'
Feb 03 2018Trump says Democrats are 'AWOL' on immigration
Feb 02 2018Boeing Gets $6.6 Billion From Pentagon To Expand Missile Defense
Feb 01 2018Besser Museum to Hold Lunar Eclipse Party Wednesday
Feb 01 2018Nokia 3310 4G casually goes official in China, commercially launching next month
Feb 01 2018German carmakers funded studies that made young people huff emissions
Feb 01 2018Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
Jan 30 2018Cardi B Freaking Out Over A Note From U2's Bono Is Priceless
Feb 05 2018Syrian regime said to strike civilians with 'toxic gas'
Feb 05 2018Oil jumps as Goldman Sachs boosts price forecast by third
Feb 04 2018No One's Buying Pep Guardiola's Excuse For Having Just Six Substitutes
Feb 04 2018Polar bears could face extinction faster than thought, study says
Feb 03 2018Man given life for Finsbury Park terror attack
Feb 02 2018Pelicans, Bulls Reach Agreement On Nikola Mirotic Trade
Jan 31 2018Russian team banned from Winter Paralympics, athletes to compete as neutrals
Jan 31 2018Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery
Jan 31 2018Prince William, Kate Middleton take a shot at bandy in Sweden
Jan 30 2018Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed
Jan 30 2018Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update soon
Jan 29 2018Macron's "France is Back" Speech Makes Plea for European Unity