Euroland manufacturing PMI

Investors Upbeat In Spite of Worrisome Covid Trends

August 2, 2021

Share prices on the first business day of August in the Pacific Rim closed up 2.0% in China, 1.8% in Japan, 1.5% in Taiwan, 1.3% in Australia, 1.2% in New Zealand, 1.1% in Hong  Kong, and 0.7% in South Korea. Gains so far in Europe amount to 0.9% in France, 0.8% in Spain, 0.6% in […] More

U.S.-Ezone Manufacturing PMI Differential Narrowed in September

October 1, 2020

The Institute of Supply Management’s U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index settled back 0.6 points to a 2-month low of 55.4 in September. Sub-indices for production and orders showed a more pronounced slowdown, dropping 2.3 and 7.4 points under their August readings. The IHS-compiled euro area factory PMI, in contrast, increased 2.0 points to a 25-month […] More

Trump Dangles Possibility of Trade Deal with China Before Market Ahead of Mid-Term Election

November 2, 2018

U.S. President Trump claimed trade talk progress after phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping and instructed his cabinet to frame a possible trade deal with China before the G20 summit November 30-December 01 in Buenas Aires. The timing of this development four days ahead of U.S. mid-term elections is conspicuous. Stock markets around the […] More

More Purchasing Manager Surveys Released

November 4, 2013

Japanese markets were shut this Monday as the country observed the Culture Day holiday. Equities in the Pacific Rim mostly softened slightly, with drops of 0.7% in South Korea, 0.6% in the Philippines, 0.4% in Australia and Taiwan, 0.3% in Hong Kong, 0.2% in Indonesia, China and Malaysia and 0.1% in New Zealand.  But share […] More

U.S. Manufacturing Advantage over Ezone Extended in February

March 1, 2013

Purchasing manager survey data indicate that the United States last month enjoyed its widest advantage over the euro area since July, although such was just as good in October.  The difference between the two indices is shown in the column below labeled “spread.”  The U.S. reading of 54.2 was 1.1 points greater than in January […] More

U.S.-Minus-Ezone Manufacturing PMI Differential Widened Last Month

October 1, 2012

The U.S. manufacturing purchasing managers index climbed back above the 50 no change level after three straight sub-50 readings, while Euroland’s counterpart stayed below the 50 threshold for a fourteenth straight month.  The spread between the two indices widened by 0.9 to 5.4 points.  The United States has enjoyed an advantage versus Euroland since August […] More