China's factory activity accelerates at solid pace in September

Business Sep 30, 2020

China's factory activity accelerates at solid pace in September

China's factory activity extended solid growth in September, twin surveys showed, as the nation's crucial exports engine revved up on improving overseas demand and underlined a steady economic recovery from the coronavirus shock. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) rose to 51.5 in September ...

Japanese factory output drops again even as emergency ends

Business / Economy Jun 30, 2020

Japanese factory output drops again even as emergency ends

Japan’s industrial production dropped again in May even as a nationwide state of emergency was lifted, showing the severity of the pandemic’s impact on the export-reliant manufacturing sector. Factory output fell 8.4 percent from April, the economy ministry reported Tuesday. Production slid from the prior ...