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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Latest China PMI shows economy is stabilising

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... China PMI shows economy is stabilising Manufacturing on the mainland likely improved this month from the past two months although continuing to contract, adding to signs the world's ... of growth. "October's flash PMI reading continues to recover for the second month, thanks in part to a gradual improvement in new orders," Qu Hongbin, chief China economist at HSBC, ...

  2. Margins face squeeze as growth accelerates

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in co-operation with NTC Research of London and has proved a reasonably accurate predictor of trends in economic growth. Brokerage CLSA more recently launched a China PMI that is also a collaboration ...

  3. Increase in orders boosts job creation

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... to a 52-month low of 5.2 per cent in January. Meanwhile, the China PMI produced by brokerage house CLSA indicated a further slight improvement in business conditions at Chinese manufacturers last month. ... purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 53.8, reflecting growth in output, new orders, employment and stocks of goods purchased. The survey indicated the number of jobs had been ...

  4. Manufacturing output grows at sluggish rate

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... purchasing managers' index (PMI), considered a reliable leading indicator of economic activity, picked up to 53.4 last month from 52.2 in February, thanks to higher employment and higher output and export orders, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said. The HSBC China PMI, also released yesterday, showed a reading of 51.8 for last month, slightly up from a seven-month low ...

  5. Manufacturing shrinks, with PMI at 7-month low

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as fast-tracking investment projects. The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to a seven-month low of 48.1, based on data collected from June 11 to 19. The HSBC China Manufacturing PMI was 48.4 in May. A PMI below 50 indicates contracting manufacturing activity, while a reading above 50 indicates expansion. The Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index fell 1.4 per ...

  6. PMI decline reflects step back in sector's advances

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... measures. The purchasing managers' index (PMI), compiled by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing on behalf of the National Bureau of Statistics, declined to 50.4 last month ... priority on stabilising economic growth while fine-tuning further macro economic policy in accordance with the latest global economic conditions. The slowdown in China's PMI affected early ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    From Beijing to Berlin, economic struggles persist

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in London and Beijing New data shows a dim outlook, with China's manufacturing sector slowing at a faster rate World's biggest economies continue to flounder World ... in the July-September quarter. Europe's problems created headaches in other economies as well, particularly China's, which counts Europe as its single biggest export market. The HSBC Flash China ...

  8. Index another boost for manufacturing

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com China's sluggish manufacturing sector improved further last month, with the privately commissioned purchasing managers' index (PMI) edging closer to expansionary territory. The PMI, a monthly indicator of business conditions surveyed by HSBC/Markit Economics, climbed to 49.3 from 48.3 in March, even though it remained in contraction ...

  9. Mainland output down again, HSBC reports

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... mainland factory output was slowing. The HSBC Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for China was 48.3 in March, down from 49.6 in February. The March reading showed China's manufacturing production falling for the fourth time in the past five months. In contrast, the China Federation of Logistics PMI registered an expansionary 53.1 in March, up 2.1 points from February. 'This PMI ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Lingering euro-zone crisis expected to hinder China's economic recovery

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) for August indicated new business in China fell at the sharpest rate in the past nine months. The PMI was 47.6, down from 49.3 in July, signalling ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Standard Chartered sees U-shaped rebound on the mainland as crisis in the euro zone lingers Europe to hinder China's recovery The euro-zone crisis ...




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