The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed that sentiment among big companies sunk to a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year. Photo: Reuters
The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed that sentiment among big companies sunk to a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Asia’s manufacturing hubs face ‘tougher times ahead’, even after dreadful March

  • Manufacturing PMIs showed plunging confidence among Asia’s producers, with the exception of those in China and Taiwan
  • Eurozone slump also signals demand shock to come, with analysts warning things could get worse in the second quarter of 2020

The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed that sentiment among big companies sunk to a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year. Photo: Reuters
The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey showed that sentiment among big companies sunk to a seven-year low in the first quarter of the year. Photo: Reuters
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