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  1. U.S. home prices rise, service sector expands but consumer sentiment dips

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    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February at its fastest pace since October, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell, according to reports published on Tuesday.

  2. RPT-WRAPUP 1-U.S. home prices rise, service sector expands but consumer sentiment dips

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    Tue, 24 Feb 2015

    NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February at its fastest pace since October, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell, according to reports published on Tuesday.

  3. Plunging Oil Prices: Investment Winners and Losers

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    Thu, 12 Feb 2015

    weak inflation is broad-based 13 —we expect ongoing labor-market tightening to drive further wage gains in the service sector , leading core CPI to tick back up during 2015. Late-cycle inflationary pressures are still absent amid global disinflation and incremental wage gains

  4. The Future: Better Than You Think

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    Thu, 5 Feb 2015

    creative destruction” will continue as a force that sharp-eyed money managers must monitor. Both manufacturing and service sector chief executives see healthy increases in revenue for 2015. The upshot, relative to stock values: Expect more volatility

  5. U.S. service sector activity edges up in January

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gauge of growth in the U.S. services sector was stronger than expected in January, though it remained near six-month lows as an index on employment declined sharply.

  6. Spain outpaces European shares as BBVA, data fuel recovery bet

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

    LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Spanish stocks outperformed flat-to-lower European indexes on Wednesday as results from bank BBVA and service sector data underpinned recovery expectations for the indebted country.

  7. ASEAN in 2015: Will Lower Oil Prices Interfere with Rapid Growth?

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    goods, but they still have big differences over liberalizing trade in services and liberalizing investments in the service sector , and allowing greater labor mobility,” Ikebe notes. “The main six ASEAN countries have abolished tariffs

  8. China in 2015: Gauging the New Normal

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    strong performance in agriculture and especially in the service sector help protect employment. Year for Reform? On the reform ..... Consumption as share of GDP is growing, and the service sector is now bigger than the manufacturing sector as a percentage of GDP, noted

  9. Greece’s Renewed Drama is More Noise than Signal

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    Wed, 14 Jan 2015

    education and health (48,000), and trade and transport (23,000) led the 173,000 increase in private service - sector jobs. Hiring in the oil and gas extraction industry showed a small increase during December, implying that lower

  10. Bad News is Good News

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    Mon, 12 Jan 2015

    based on data compiled from monthly replies to questionnaires sent to purchasing executives at more than 400 private service - sector companies. The MSCI China Free Index is a capitalization weighted index that monitors the performance of stocks

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