The US-China trade war has hit Chinese manufacturers hard in 2019. Photo: Xinhua

China’s manufacturing sees surprise gain in November but analysts warn economic downturn has yet to bottom out

  • Purchasing managers’ index (PMI) shows expansion in the sector for the first time in six months
  • Construction and services sectors continue their upwards momentum but analysts say trade war and debt will continue to weigh on the economy in the months ahead
Topic |   China economy

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The US-China trade war has hit Chinese manufacturers hard in 2019. Photo: Xinhua
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China bought more than 6 million metric tonnes (13 billion pounds) of Argentinian beans this year, out of its total demand of roughly 85 million metric tonnes (187 billion pounds). Photo: Reuters

Trade war: US soybean farmers anxiously await China deal, but Brazil, Argentina exporters hope for ‘no deal’

  • Donald Trump said US-China deal in ‘final throes’, but the clock is ticking for farmers in the United States who may lose out to incoming crops from South America
  • Argentinian trader said that farmers are hoping for ‘no deal’ in the hope that its strong exports to China can continue
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China bought more than 6 million metric tonnes (13 billion pounds) of Argentinian beans this year, out of its total demand of roughly 85 million metric tonnes (187 billion pounds). Photo: Reuters
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