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China PMI steadies, but doesn’t dispel growth worries


Activity in China’s factories increased marginally in April but export orders fell sharply, a government survey showed on Thursday, adding to questions about whether the world’s second-largest economy is stabilizing after its first-quarter slowdown. The data came a day after Premier Li Keqiang pledged to step up support for the trade sector, adding to measures … Continue reading

January reading of China’s PMI at highest level for 2 years


The published data for the Chinese PMI manufacturing sector shows that in January the final reading of the index was at its highest level in 2 years. In the past month, its value rose to 52.3 from 51.5 in December. Recent data indicates improving conditions in the Chinese industrial sector for the third month in … Continue reading

China January PMIs signal mild recovery in place


China’s giant manufacturing sector extended its mild recovery in January with weak foreign demand still crimping growth, a pair of surveys showed, underscoring that the country’s rebound from its worst downturn in 13 years remains modest. Two separate versions of the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) released on Friday showed factory output in the world’s second-largest … Continue reading

Surveys point to slowdown in Chinese economy


China’s vast manufacturing sector has been badly hit by slowing new orders, two complementary surveys showed, a sign that the pace of growth in the world’s second-largest economy will weaken well into the third quarter. The final reading of the HSBC China manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for August fell to a seasonally adjusted 47.6, … Continue reading

China factory data signals weak first-half growth


China‘s factories faltered in May as export orders fell to two month lows, a private sector survey showed on Thursday, suggesting surprise weakness in April’s hard economic data persists even as policymakers seek to shore up growth. The HSBC Flash Purchasing Managers Index, the earliest indicator of China’s industrial sector, retreated to 48.7 in May … Continue reading

The risks of a Chinese hard landing


With the Chinese economy seemingly in the midst of a fairly soft landing, global investors have not been paying much attention to China in recent months. However, all that will change as a result of the extremely weak Chinese activity data for April which were published last week. Asian equities and commodity prices have already … Continue reading

China April HSBC services PMI rises to 6-month high


China‘s services sector enjoyed its busiest month in half a year in April, with business expectations at their highest level in 12 months, a private sector survey of purchasing managers showed on Friday. The seasonally adjusted HSBC China Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 54.1 in April from 53.3 in March, its strongest reading … Continue reading

China’s official PMI rises to 13-month high in April


China‘s official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high in April, signalling the economy has found a footing and may be recovering from a first-quarter trough, but smaller factories are still struggling. The pick-up in the PMI to 53.3 from 53.1 in March indicated a further expansion in the vast factory sector, although … Continue reading

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