Manufacturing remains a concern across many of the world’s exporting strongholds, despite stronger than expected economic growth in major economies over the first quarter of 2019. Photo: Xinhua

Economic mood sours in US, China and Asia in April, as green shoots wilt

  • Positive mood from better-than-expected economic growth in major economies dampened by poor manufacturing sentiment across many exporting nations
  • Purchasing managers’ index in export powerhouses South Korea and Taiwan weaken, joining the gloomy outlook among US and Chinese factory operators
Topic |   China economy

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Manufacturing remains a concern across many of the world’s exporting strongholds, despite stronger than expected economic growth in major economies over the first quarter of 2019. 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.