Euro zone manufacturing production fell last month for the first time since the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic two years ago as higher prices and a darkening economic outlook kept consumers wary of making purchases, a survey showed. S&P Global's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 52.1 in June from May's 54.6, its lowest since August 2020 but just ahead of a preliminary reading of 52.0. "Euro zone manufacturing has moved into decline in June, with production dropping for the first time for two years amid a steepening downturn in demand," said Chris Williamson, chief business economist at S&P Global.
Germany's BMW approved the launch of a share buyback programme with a volume of up to 2 billion euros ($2.08 billion) set to start in July, the carmaker said on Thursday. The bulk of the amount is attributed to ordinary shares - 1.85 billion euros - while the rest will be in preferred shares. The programme is to be completed no later than December 31, 2023, according to BMW, which said further details would be announced before it is set to begin.
美元上升，受美國聯儲局主席鮑威爾的鷹派言論刺激，美元指數在紐約尾市升至105以上，較早時報105.1。 歐元兌美元尾市跌逾0.7%，較早時報1.0444美元。 美元兌日圓觸及137日圓關口，在紐約尾市升逾0.3%，較早時報136.61日圓。