LONDON China's giant manufacturing industry contracted and euro zone and U.S. growth eased in August in data published on Tuesday, while the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for world growth this year.
U.S. manufacturing activity expanded at its slowest pace in more than two years, a sign global turmoil and a strong dollar could be limiting factories.
The strongest correlation between oil prices and European bond yields in six months may turn out to be a challenge for investors assessing the outlook for prices.
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 - U.S. construction spending rose in July to the highest level in just over seven years as private outlays surged, providing another sign of solid economic momentum at the start of the third quarter.
Three of the largest U.S. auto makers beat a quirk in the calendar by posting better-than-expected August sales, underscoring the continuing strength of the car consumer.