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From big data to bad data: Corporate actions data management in the spotlight

From big data to bad data: Corporate actions data management in the...

As financial firms face a deluge of raw information on corporate actions, the risks and costs associated with acquiring and managing this data are higher than ever before. An investment decision based on poor quality data – whether that relates to accuracy...

Week Ahead  Economic Preview

Week Ahead Economic Preview

US inflation and retail sales figures are in focus next week as analysts search for clues as to the timing of the next Fed rate hike. A host of data from China, including trade, credit growth and inflation, will meanwhile provide signals of underlying...

UK PMI surveys show economy ending 2017 on resilient note

UK PMI surveys show economy ending 2017 on resilient note

The December PMI surveys showed the UK economy ending 2017 with a resilient and steady pace of growth, though a softer increase in new orders and a slowdown in hiring underscored downside risks to the near-term outlook. Price pressures meanwhile remained...

Australia PMI surveys signal a further pick-up in growth and prices during December

Australia PMI surveys signal a further pick-up in growth and prices...

The Australian economy ended 2017 with its weakest quarter in over a year, though the latest Commonwealth Bank PMI surveys also suggest that growth may well gather pace in early-2018. Rising inflationary pressures meanwhile add to expectations for tighter...

Strong December PMI rounds off best year for global manufacturing since 2010

Strong December PMI rounds off best year for global manufacturing...

A strong December global PMI rounded off the best year for manufacturing since 2010. While the upturn continued to show signs of broadening out to encompass emerging markets and Asia as trade flows increased towards the end of the year, the growth of...

Strong December Caixin China PMI ends best year since 2010

Strong December Caixin China PMI ends best year since 2010

The Chinese economy finished last year on a strong note, marking its best year since 2010, according to the Caixin China PMI surveys. However, the upturn was marred by a sustained pressure on firms’ margins, especially in manufacturing.