Manufacturing sector performance

FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Chinese visitors stand near a glass panel reflecting a Chinese auto brand Lifan X70 SUV on display at the China Auto Show in Beijing. China's auto sales growth decelerated in June, adding to economic worries for Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
July 11, 2018 - 4:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales decelerated in June, adding to economic pressure on Beijing amid a worsening trade battle with Washington, an industry group reported Wednesday. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans rose 2.3 percent in the most populous auto market, down from May's 7.9 percent growth...
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A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, July 2, 2018. A central bank survey released Monday showed Japan's corporate outlook has worsened from three months ago, underlining fears in this export-reliant economy about trade tensions. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
July 02, 2018 - 5:48 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets fell Monday as weaker-than-expected Asian economic surveys ratcheted up worries over the potential impact of higher tariffs due to be imposed by China and the U.S. in a festering trade dispute. Over in Europe, a prolonged German government crisis weighed on sentiment...
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June 07, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders have dropped for the fourth month in a row, raising concerns that growth is slowing in Europe's largest economy. The Economy Ministry said Thursday that orders were down 2.5 percent in April over March, with particularly sharp drops in domestic orders and from...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy appears to be bouncing back following a period of near-stagnation that had reinforced fears about the impact of Brexit, surveys indicated Tuesday. Retail sales are said to have grown in May at their highest annual rate in over four years, while car sales recovered...
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FILE- In this March 19, 2018, file photo, a technician tightens screws on the front bumper assembly at the Nissan Canton Assembly Plant, in Canton, Miss. On Tuesday, May 1, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for April. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
May 01, 2018 - 12:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers say the pace of their expansion continued to slow in April, with many factories saying their output is still growing but is crimped by shortages of workers and skills. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reported Tuesday...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo, people wait to cross a street in front of an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo. Shares were higher in Hong Kong and South Korea on Monday, April 30, 2018, following the release of reassuring manufacturing data for China, though many Asian markets are closed for holidays. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
April 30, 2018 - 12:04 am
Shares were higher in Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea on Monday following the release of reassuring manufacturing data for China, though a number of Asian markets are closed for holidays. A monthly purchasing managers survey showed factory activity ticked lower but overall has held steady...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 photo, workers assemble automobiles' accessories in a factory in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province. A monthly survey has found that China’s factory activity slipped by a fraction on slightly softer demand. The official purchasing managers’ index released on Monday, April 30, 2018, came in at 51.4 for April, easing from 51.5 in the previous month. (Chinatopix via AP, File)
April 29, 2018 - 11:08 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese factory growth has slowed slightly, according to a monthly survey released Monday that showed activity in the world's No. 2 economy holding up despite worries over trade tensions with the U.S. The official purchasing managers' index came in at 51.4 for April, easing from 51...
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April 26, 2018 - 8:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.6 percent in March, but a key category that tracks business investment spending fell for the third month out of the past four. The Commerce Department says the big rise in orders for durable goods, which followed an even bigger 3.5...
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In this March 16, 2018, photo, Elbony Jeter works on the factory floor at the Samsung washing machine facility, in Newberry, S.C. The South Korean manufacturer moved into the former Caterpillar facility location in 2017. On Monday, April 2, 2018, The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, issues its index of manufacturing activity for March. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
April 02, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers say they expanded at a slower pace in March. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, reports that its manufacturing index slipped to 59.3 last month from February's reading of 60.8, which had been the highest since 2004. Any...
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