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Business 02 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM

US May manufacturing activity cooled to 20-month low

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that a sharp rise in energy prices is hampering economic growth.

Economy 04 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM

Singapore manufacturing activity expansion slows

SINGAPORE: Manufacturing activity in Singapore expanded at a slower pace in August than in the previous month, an industry survey showed, suggesting a shaky recovery for Asian exporters despite signs of stabilisation in China’s economy.

Economy 01 May 2017 | 12:36 AM

Japan final April PMI shows manufacturing activity accelerating, export orders solid

TOKYO: Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at a stronger pace in April than the previous month as export orders increased, a revised survey showed on Monday, suggesting firms' output remains on track to rise thanks to overseas demand.

Business 01 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

China manufacturing activity index down

SHANGHAI: China's manufacturing activity decreased slightly in January as industrial output growth slowed amid severe winter weather, but the outlook remained positive.

Business 01 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing activity in Japan reaches 18-month high

Manufacturing activity in Japan expanded at the fastest pace in 18 months in November as robust demand at home, especially for cars, offset a lukewarm rise in orders from overseas, a survey showed yesterday.

Business 25 Feb 2016 | 3:16 PM

Wall Street higher as manufacturing activity rebounds

NEW YORK: Wall Street was slightly higher in choppy trading on Thursday morning as data showed an uptick in US manufacturing activity, but gains were limited by a drop in oil prices.

Markets 05 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing activity cools

PETALING JAYA: Growth in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector continues to decline for the fourth straight month to hit an 11-month low due to weak demand and export orders, according to IHS Markit.

Business 29 Nov 2013 | 7:49 AM

Japan Nov manufacturing PMI shows fastest expansion in more than 7 yrs

TOKYO: Japanese manufacturing activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than seven years in November as domestic demand and exports improved, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting economic growth is picking up pace in the final quarter of 2013.

Business 02 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

August UK factory growth slips

LONDON: A two-year spell of jobs growth across British factories came to an end last month as manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace, a survey showed, suggesting the sector is unlikely to boost economic growth much this quarter.

Business 09 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

January output up 2.6% on manufacturing activity

The Industrial Production Index (IPI) for January 2006 rose 2.6% to 127.5, compared with 124.3 a year earlier. However, it fell .4% versus December 2005.