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HSBC China Flash PMI At 49.5, 5-month High

Markit reported the HSBC China Flash PMI increased to a 5-month from 48.2 in June to 49.5 in July.  Manufacturing is still contracting but the reading shows the Chinese economy may be bottoming.   Here’s  Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China … Continue reading

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HSBC Korea Manufacturing PMI Falls to 51

Markit reports, Growth of South Korean manufacturing output lost momentum in May, slipping to the weakest in the current four-month period of expansion. New order growth held up relatively well in comparison, with the latest increase only slightly weaker than … Continue reading

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Korea PMI Expands After 7-Month Contraction

From Markit, Commenting on the South Korea Manufacturing PMI® survey, Ronald Man, Economist at HSBC in Asia said: “At last, manufacturing conditions in Korea have improved. More importantly for policy makers, new orders have picked up, which suggests that demand … Continue reading

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Global PMI Little Changed @ 51.1, Costs Accelerate

From today’s Markit release, The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ broadly held its ground at 51.1 in February, little-changed from 51.3 in January, to signal an improvement in operating conditions for the third straight month. Levels of output, new orders and … Continue reading

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Global PMI at 7-month High

Markit reports, The global manufacturing sector continued to record below trend growth at the start of 2012. At 51.2 in January, the JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI™ rose to a seven month high, but remained below its long-run average (51.8). … Continue reading

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