U.S. September ISM Non-Manufacturing Index Slips

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Cynthia Lin Activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing pulled back last month but remained at bustling levels, according to data released Friday by the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM's non-manufacturing purchasing managers index slipped to 58.6 in September from ...

Norway's Statoil Signs Deal to Sell Gas to Ukraine's Naftogaz

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Alexander Kolyandr MOSCOW--Ukraine national natural gas company Naftogaz said on Friday it has signed an agreement with Norwegian energy company Statoil ASA to deliver gas to Ukraine. "The first such agreement between Naftogaz and Statoil, it expands the pool ...

BOND REPORT: Yield Curve Is Flattest In Five Years After Jobs Report

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch)--The gap between shorter- and longer-term Treasury yields narrowed to its smallest since 2009 on Friday, a sign that investors are rethinking the timing of Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes after a report showed robust ...

U.S. Job Growth Rebounds in September; Jobless Rate Falls to 5.9%

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Josh Mitchell and Ben Leubsdorf WASHINGTON--U.S. job growth rebounded in September and the jobless rate fell below 6% for the first time since mid-2008, suggesting the labor market is improving faster than previously thought. Nonfarm payrolls grew a seasonally ...

U.S. August Tin Exports - Oct 3

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

Source: U.S. Commerce Department. Note: Totals include re-exports. (Tin, unwrought, not alloyed, in kilograms) Origin Jan-Aug '14 Jul '14 Aug '14 World Total 9,771,702 1,092,898 285,002 Anguilla 1,030 1,030 Brazil 29,682 9,367 2,766 Canada 6,441,095 814,353 145,443 China 20,966 17,684 ...

U.S. Payrolls Increase by 248,000

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

WASHINGTON--U.S. job growth rebounded in September and the jobless rate fell below 6% for the first time since mid-2008, suggesting the labor market is improving faster than previously thought. Nonfarm payrolls grew a seasonally adjusted 248,000 last month, the fastest ...

China September Nonmanufacturing PMI At 8-Month Low

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's business activity outside of its factory floors dropped to an eight-month low in September, as a deepening property market slowdown further weighed down economic growth. China's official nonmanufacturing purchasing managers" index fell to 54.0 in ...

Oil Attempts Rebound, Brent Edges Towards $94/bbl

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures attempted a rebound in Asian trading hours Friday after this week's sharp sell off. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in November traded at $91.62 a barrel at 0342 ...

Europe Stocks Bounce Back After Bruising Week

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks climbed Friday, rebounding from the heavy losses that followed the European Central Bank meeting in the previous session. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% higher in early trade. The pan-European benchmark had slumped 2.4% ...

U.K. Economy Loses Momentum

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Jason Douglas LONDON--Business activity in the U.K.'s powerhouse services sector expanded in September at a slower pace than a month earlier, the latest sign that Britain's economy is losing some of its recent pace. Economists said the slowdown, while ...

Press Release: NMI(R) at 58.6%; September -2-

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

ISM(R) 's Non-Manufacturing New Orders Index grew in September for the 62nd consecutive month at a slower rate compared to August. The index registered 61 percent, a decrease of 2.8 percentage points from the August reading of 63.8 percent. Comments ...

China Won't Bail Out Local Governments

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

BEIJING--In its latest effort to force further financial discipline on local governments and keep debt levels in check, China's cabinet said that Beijing won't bail them out when they fail to repay their debts and will impose ceilings on their ...

Europe Stocks Bounce Back After Bruising Week

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

European stocks climbed Friday, rebounding from the heavy losses that followed the European Central Bank meeting in the previous session. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% higher in early trade. The pan-European benchmark had slumped 2.4% on Thursday after ...

New Swedish Premier Names Ministers And Sets Out Policy

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Charles Duxbury STOCKHOLM--Sweden's new Social Democrats leader named his ministers Friday and set a course for the political middle ground, aiming to draw support from the left and right to ensure his minority government can function effectively. Stefan Lofven's ...

European Stocks Bounce Back After Bruising Week -- Update

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Tommy Stubbington European stocks rebounded Friday from the heavy losses that followed the European Central Bank's meeting in the previous session, lifted by a turnaround on Wall Street. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.6% higher midmorning. The pan-European ...

Oil Holds Losses After Jobs Data

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Nicole Friedman NEW YORK--U.S. oil prices continued their monthslong slide on expectations of tepid global demand, despite better-than-expected U.S. employment data. Light, sweet crude for November delivery rose as high as $91.79 a barrel after the report's release and ...

U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in August

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Ben Leubsdorf and Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--The U.S. trade gap narrowed in August as exports increased, a sign of stronger foreign demand for American-made goods that could help boost economic growth in the just-ended third quarter. The U.S. trade deficit ...

Former UBS Trader Challenges U.S. Libor Case

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

LONDON--A former UBS AG trader charged by the U.S. in 2012 with attempted manipulation of benchmark interest rates filed a motion to dismiss the case, blasting the Justice Department for "an unprecedented attempt to expand the extraterritorial reach" of U.S. ...

BOND REPORT: Treasurys Retreat After Data Shows Robust Job Creation

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Ben Eisen, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasurys prices fell Friday after a U.S. jobs report showed strong growth in the number of new positions created, brightening investors' outlook for economic growth. After the data, the 10-year Treasury note ...

Eurozone Set to Keep Weighing on UK Manufacturing Figures

TODAY: Dec. 26, 2014 PUB DATE: Oct. 3, 2014

By Jon Sindreu LONDON--Economists expect U.K. manufacturing and industry data due Tuesday to show little or no growth for August, in the face of sluggish exports to a troubled eurozone. Figures are set to confirm results from the latest Purchasing ...