Thailand Jul CPI +2.16% On Year; +2.225% Expected

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol BANGKOK--Consumer prices in Thailand rose more slowly than expected in July, giving the country's central bank room to keep interest rates stable at its policy meeting next week. Thailand's consumer price index rose 2.16 % in July ...

U.S. Consumer Spending Rose 0.4% in June

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Nick Timiraos and Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--Consumer spending advanced modestly in June, the latest signal that the economy regained altitude during the second quarter. A key measure of inflation, meanwhile, fell to a 1.6% gain on the year, and remained ...

Brazil Industry Output Steepens Slide In June, Down 1.4%

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO--Brazilian industry steepened its slide in June, as the World Cup brought holidays to several major cities and shortened factory hours across the country. Industrial production fell 1.4% from May in seasonally adjusted terms, the fourth consecutive month ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Germany's DAX Set For Worst Week In A Year

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The sour trading mood continued on Friday, with all major European benchmarks heading toward sharp weekly losses, as investors digested downbeat earnings reports and weaker-than-expected U.S. nonfarm-payrolls data. Market moves: The Stoxx Europe ...

Press Release: PMI(R) at 57.1%; July -4-

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

The Manufacturing ISM(R) Report On Business(R) survey is sent out to Manufacturing Business Survey Committee respondents the first part of each month. Respondents are asked to ONLY report on information for the current month. ISM(R) receives survey responses throughout most ...

ISDA Rules Argentina Default Is 'Credit Event'

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Katy Burne and Leslie Josephs NEW YORK--The International Swaps and Derivatives Association ruled Friday that sellers of credit default swaps tied to Argentine sovereign debt must pay buyers, judging the nation's failure to pay bondholders Wednesday a "credit event." ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Germany's DAX May Lose 4% This Week

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Germany's benchmark stock index tumbled, putting it on track for its third straight loss, as investors continued to worry about the fallout from the tougher sanctions on Russia. Russia and Germany have close ...

AXA 1st Half Net Profit Up

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

PARIS--AXA SA (CS.FR), Europe's second-largest insurer behind Germany's Allianz SE, said Friday first-half net profit jumped 22%, helped by lower restructuring costs, and a strong life and savings business. The French insurer said net profit for the first six months ...

India's Manufacturing Activity At 17-Month High -- Markit

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Anant Vijay Kala NEW DELHI--India's manufacturing activity expanded to its highest level in 17 months last month in the latest sign that the optimism created by India's new government is helping boost business. The seasonally-adjusted HSBC India Manufacturing Purchasing ...

Hong Kong Ramps Up Intervention to Curb Local Currency

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Fiona Law Hong Kong's de facto central bank injected $65.1 billion Hong Kong dollars (US$8.4 billion) into the foreign-exchange market in July to defend the local currency peg to the U.S. dollar as foreign funds continued to pour into ...

Plosser Says Fed 'Well Behind' on Rate Setting

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

The Federal Reserve's promise to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" after it wraps up its bond-buying program puts the central bank behind schedule in raising borrowing costs from rock-bottom lows, a top Fed official said Friday. Charles ...

U.S. July Nonfarm Payrolls Rise 209K; Jobless Rate 6.2%

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Ben Leubsdorf and Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--Hiring by U.S. employers slowed in July but remained robust with broad-based payroll gains, evidence of continued strength in the labor market and the broader economy. Nonfarm employment rose by a seasonally adjusted 209,000 ...

MOL 2Q Clean Ebitda Lower Than Seen, Drops 17% On Year

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Veronika Gulyas BUDAPEST--One of central Europe's largest refineries and Hungary's biggest company by revenue MOL Nyrt. (MOL.BU) saw its clean earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, one of the key indicators for the sector, drop by 17% on ...

China HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI Rises

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

BEIJING--The HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, a gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, rose to an 18-month high of 51.7 in July compared with 50.7 in June, HSBC Holdings PLC said Friday. The reading follows a rise in the government's ...

Russian Manufacturing Sector Returns to Growth

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Andrey Ostroukh MOSCOW--Russia's manufacturing sector grew in July for the first time since October, ending an eight-month downturn, the HSBC Manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index showed Friday. The manufacturing PMI index rose to 51.0 in July, moving above the 50-point ...

Oil Futures Prices Extend Losses

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Christian Berthelsen Oil futures prices extended their losing streak on Friday, falling in tandem with equity markets, as a key refinery outage in the U.S. was expected to weigh on commercial crude-oil demand. Light, sweet crude for September delivery ...

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Rose More Than Expected in July -- ISM

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Kathleen Madigan U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in July, according to a survey released Friday by the Institute for Supply Management. The ISM's manufacturing purchasing managers index advanced to 57.1 last month from 55.3 in June. It is the highest ...

EUROPE MARKETS: Germany's DAX Posts Biggest Weekly Loss In Two Years

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Germany's benchmark stock index tumbled on Friday, marking a third straight day of losses, as investors continued to worry about the fallout from the tougher sanctions on Russia. Russia and Germany have close ...

Press Release: PMI(R) at 57.1%; July -2-

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

The 16 industries reporting growth in production during the month of July -- listed in order -- are: Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Textile Mills; Printing & Related Support Activities; Furniture & Related Products; Primary Metals; Machinery; Nonmetallic Mineral Products; ...

U.S. Construction Spending -1.8% in June; May Revised to +0.8 from +0.1

TODAY: Nov. 24, 2014 PUB DATE: Aug. 1, 2014

By Josh Mitchell WASHINGTON--U.S. construction spending fell sharply in June, reflecting a drop in home and private-sector building and a dramatic pullback by state and local governments. Construction spending fell 1.8% from May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...