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China's June Factory Activity Quickens, But Exporters Struggle Amid Pandemic

The uptick was underpinned by the quickening pace of expansion in production, which grew to 53.9 in June from 53.2 the previous month.

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China's May Factory Activity Cools As Weak Demand Curbs Output

New orders for the construction sector rose to 58, compared with 53.2 the previous month, while companies also added headcount at a faster clip.

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Japan's May Factory Activity Sinks As Pandemic Lockdowns Hit Demand

The final au Jibun Bank Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to a seasonally adjusted 38.4 from 41.9 in April

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Japan's May Factory Activity Reels As Pandemic Hits Output, Orders

The world's third-largest economy fell into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years in the first quarter, data showed this week.

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India Factory Activity Barely Grows In October As GST Stings

The Nikkei Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by IHS Markit, fell to 50.3 last month from September's 51.2, marking its third month above the 50-point threshold that separates growth from contraction.

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India Factory Activity Unexpectedly Expands In August As Orders Bounce Back

The rebound suggests that India's economic growth rate, which unexpectedly slipped to three-year low of 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter from a year ago, may also improve in the current quarter

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July Factory Activity Contracts On Confusion Over GST Implementation

An output sub-index fell to 46.3, its lowest since early 2009, from 51.7 in June, while contractions were reported across all major sub-indexes in the survey, including new orders, purchasing activity and employment

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Indian Factory Activity Expands For Fourth Month In A Row: PMI Index

Indian manufacturing activity expanded for a fourth consecutive month in April, helped by stronger growth in new orders although rises in output and employment slowed

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Factory Activity Contracts In Dec For First Time In Over Two Years

Nikkei's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, compiled by Markit, fell to a 28-month low of 49.1 in December from November's 50.3.

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