Two manufacturing sentiment indices due this week are expected to show factory activity at an 8-month low as a result of the US-China trade war. Photo: Xinhua

China’s factory activity to hit 8-month low due to trade war

  • Manufacturing sentiment reports due this week expected to show grim mood for large and small firms
  • First gauges of the impact of US tariffs won’t factor latest tensions
Topic |   China economy

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Two manufacturing sentiment indices due this week are expected to show factory activity at an 8-month low as a result of the US-China trade war. Photo: Xinhua
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Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung

Karen Yeung joined the Post in 2017 after more than 15 years' experience on global newswires in Hong Kong and Shanghai. She spent eight years in Shanghai and has received awards for best feature, analysis and agenda-setting.