While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters
While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters

Small firms lag as official China PMI edges up

Gauge of manufacturing activity for September barely rises to 51.1 from 51 in August

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While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters
While new orders rose, the minimal increase in the PMI dampened hopes of a stronger economy. Photo: Reuters
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