EUROPEAN MORNING BRIEF: Key stories on December 16

Good morning from Metal Bulletin’s Asian offices. Here is a summary of key news to start your day…

More concerns about Chinese growth as the HSBC/Markit flash purchasing managers’ index hit a seven-month low of 49.5 in November.
“Price indices also fell sharply. The manufacturing slowdown continues in December and points to a weak ending for 2014,” the bank said in the statement.

The rising disinflationary pressures, which fundamentally reflect weak demand, warrant further monetary easing...


Deepali Sharma

December 16, 2014

04:09 GMT