Industrial output

Data points to broad slowdown in Chinese economy

China's Premier Li Keqiang played down the prospect of immediate intervention to stem a further slowdown. Photo: EPA

Fresh signs of weakness in the mainland economy have emerged, with a raft of indicators sinking to their lowest levels in years, but Premier Li Keqiang played down the need for stimulus, curbing hopes of a shift in policy.

Friday, 14 March, 2014, 6:07pm 7 comments

Euro-zone industrial output picks up

Conditions remain difficult for European manufacturers.

Industrial output from euro-zone factories defied market expectations of a month-on-month decline to rise in April, data showed yesterday, but the pace of expansion was slowed by a drop in production of energy and durable consumer goods.

13 Jun 2013 - 6:43am

Figures point to growth faltering in China

Sluggish numbers

The mainland's trade, inflation and lending data for last month all showed a downward trend and trailed estimates, in more signs that weaker global and domestic demand will test the new leadership's resolve to forgo short-term stimulus for slower, more-sustainable growth.

10 Jun 2013 - 4:19am 1 comment

Japan factories power up; unemployment falls

Japanese unemployment has fallen, retail consumption is strengthening and factory activity has improved, pointing to a potential economic recovery int eh world’s third largest economy. Photo: AP

Japan logged a modest pickup in factory output in March as the nation’s unemployment rate hit a multi-year low, official data showed on Tuesday, with the government pointing to brighter times ahead.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:09am

Japan output slumps 1.7pc to post-quake low

Weakness in exports is a major drag on Japan's economy.

Japan's industrial output tumbled more than forecast to the lowest level since the aftermath of the record 2011 earthquake, bolstering the case for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to unleash large-scale stimulus.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

China's economy shows added signs of recovery

Growth in investments in new projects rose to 48.6 per cent last month from 35.2 per cent. Photo: Reuters

The mainland economy showed signs of further recovery last month as inflation remained subdued, reducing the likelihood that there will be forceful measures to bolster expansion.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

China’s factory output, retail sales exceed forecasts as inflation rebounds

A pedestrian walks past stores at the Beijing Yintai Centre in Beijing. China's industrial output and retail sales exceeded forecasts last month while inflation rebounded from a 33-month low in signs the economic recovery is accelerating. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s industrial output and retail sales exceeded forecasts last month while inflation rebounded from a 33-month low in signs the economic recovery is accelerating.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am

Profits up again for mainland factories

Exports improved in October

The mainland's manufacturing sector last month recorded year-on-year growth in monthly profits for the second time this year, as a turnaround seen in September gained momentum.

28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am

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17 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

China forecasts pickup in industrial production

Workers assemble cars at the Jianghuai Auto plant in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. Photo: AFP

Industrial output will likely grow quicker this quarter, laying solid ground for Beijing to realise its target of 7.5 per cent economic growth this year.

26 Oct 2012 - 12:44pm

Chinese economy stabilises as growth picks up

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discussed the current economic condition with representatives of industrial experts, enterprise owners and economists respectively. Photo: Xinhua

Mainland China's economic expansion slowed to a 14-quarter low in the third quarter, but economists say the worst may be over and another round of aggressive stimulus is unlikely with the improvements seen in recent months.

Gross domestic product grew 7.4 per cent in the July-September period from a year ago, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday.

8 May 2015 - 9:46am