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Manufacturing Corporate Stories

Nippon Steel reports first half profit

Japan steelmaker Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp, the world’s second-biggest steelmaker, has reported a profit in its fiscal first half.

By Editorial Team

China trade shows signs of recovery

In a sign that China’s economy made be stabilising, new government data has revealed that the country’s exports and imports grew in July.

By Editorial Team

China’s manufacturing hits nine-month low

China’s manufacturing activity hit a nine-month low in June as demand fell, according to HSBC’s closely-watched Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

By Editorial Team

China manufacturing sector contracts in May

China’s manufacturing activity shrank more than first reported in May, HSBC’s final purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has revealed.

By Editorial Team

Chinese manufacturing growth slows in April

China’s April manufacturing PMI, released by HSBC, slowed in April, adding to concerns about the country’s economic recovery.

By Editorial Team

Foxconn posts record quarterly profit

Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology) has posted record quarterly profits helped by growing demand for iPhones and iPads.

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Chinese manufacturing activity improves in March

Manufacturing activity in China picked up speed in March after expanding at its slowest pace in four months in February, an initial HSBC survey has shown.

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Lego to build factory in China

Danish toy maker Lego has announced plans to build its own factory in China to serve the rapidly growing Asian market.

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Japanese tyre giant Bridgestone to close Italian factory

Bridgestone has announced plans to close down its passenger car tyre production facility in Bari, Italy.

By Editorial Team

Chinese manufacturing slows in Feb

Manufacturing activity in China expanded at its slowest rate in five months in February, official data showed Friday.

By Editorial Team