US president Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but an emerging recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his message.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
China’s activity data was stronger than expected in November, with factory output growth picking up to a five-month high, signalling that a flurry of stimulus measures from Beijing may have put a floor under a fragile economy.
Mon, 14 Dec, 2015
Activity in China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly contracted in October for a third straight month, an official survey showed yesterday, fuelling fears that the economy may still be losing momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
China’s economic growth dipped below 7% for the first time since the global financial crisis, figures showed yesterday, hurt partly by cooling investment, raising pressure on Beijing to further cut interest rates and take other measures to stoke activity.
Tue, 20 Oct, 2015
Growth in China’s investment and factory output missed forecasts in August, pointing to a further cooling in the world’s second-largest economy that will likely prompt the country’s government to roll out more support measures.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Activity in China’s factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in at least three years in August as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors’ fears that the world’s second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
China’s factory sector unexpectedly shrank for the first time in nearly two and a half years in January and firms see more gloom ahead, an official survey showed yesterday, raising expectations that policymakers will take more action to forestall a sharper slowdown.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2015
Growth in China’s services sector slipped to a six-month low in July as new orders rose at their weakest rate in at least a year, taking some of the shine off an industry that has been a bright spot in the Chinese economy this year.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
CHINA kicked off a once-a-decade census yesterday, a whirlwind 10-day count that sees six million census takers scrutinise apartment blocks, scour migrant areas and scan rural villages to document massive demographic changes in the world’s most populous country.
Tue, 02 Nov, 2010