The German economy loses momentum at the end of Q2 – PMI

People walk on a field in front of the skyline, during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, April 1, 2020. REUTERS / Michele Tantussi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, June 23 (Reuters) – The German economy, Europe’s largest, suffered a sharp loss of momentum at the end … Read more

US business borrowing for equipment rises 16% in May – ELFA

The skyline is seen in Manhattan, New York City, US, August 21, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) – US companies borrowed 16% more in May to finance their investments in equipment compared to a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) … Read more

US labor market remains tight; business activity slowing

Weekly jobless claims fall 2,000 to 229,000 Continuing claims increase 5,000 to 1.315 million Business activity slows in June; new orders plummet WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits edged down last week as labor market conditions remained tight, though a slowdown is emerging amid high inflation … Read more

Euro zone business growth slumped in June as price hikes bite

A shopping cart is pushed down the aisle in this photo illustration taken at Mercator shopping mall in Ljubljana, January 28, 2014. REUTERS / Srdjan Zivulovic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 23 (Reuters) – Eurozone business growth has slowed significantly this month – and by much more than expected … Read more

French June business activity was weaker than forecast -flash PMI

People walk through the financial and business district of La Defense in Puteaux near Paris, France, October 23, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) – French business activity has grown less quickly than expected in June, a preliminary monthly survey by S&P Global … Read more

The US lab market appears to be cool; homebuilding slumps as rates surge

The “Now hiring” sign is displayed on the window of an IN-N-OUT fast food restaurant in Encinitas, California, US, May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Mike Blake / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Weekly jobless claims fall from 3,000 to 229,000 Continuing claims rise from 3,000 to 1,312 million Housing … Read more

Australian employment jumps in May as labor market tightens

A worker pushes a trolley loaded with goods past a construction site in the central business district (CBD) of Sydney in Australia, March 15, 2018. REUTERS / David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, June 16 (Reuters) – Australian employment rebounded strongly in May while the jobless rate held at … Read more

US small-business sentiment dips in May, NFIB survey shows

A person walks past a grocery store in Manhattan, New York City, US, March 28, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – US small-business confidence edged down in May as worries about high inflation persisted, according to a survey on … Read more

Nearly half of Japan firms see weak yen as bad for business – survey

Illustrative picture shows Japanese 10,000 yen bank notes spread out at an office of World Currency Shop in Tokyo in this August 9, 2010 illustrative picture. REUTERS / Yuriko Nakao / File Photo / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 14 (Reuters) – Nearly half … Read more

Sterling rises against dollar after UK job data

A shop cash register is seen with both Sterling and Euro currency in the till at the border town of Pettigo, Ireland October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) – Sterling rose against the US dollar but fell to a one month low versus … Read more