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  • US manufacturing, construction sectors roar Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a mig welder to create a welding beed on the inside seem of a Pioneer coal stove at the Leisure Line Stove Co. facility in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector rose in August to its highest level since March 2011, while construction spending surged.

  • Louis Kuijs, Chief Economist, Greater China at RBS, says August's manufacturing data reflect a renewed slowdown in China amid persisting domestic risks and slowing global trade.

  • Indonesia's August PMI drops to 1-year low     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    The fall in Indonesia's purchasing managers' index for August indicates that the country's manufacturing sector is facing challenges, says Wellian Wiranto, Economist at OCBC.

  • China August PMI is no cause for alarm: Pro     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:48 PM ET

    Nizam Idris, Head of Strategy, Fixed Income & Currencies at Macquarie, says the slowing of activity in Chinese factories for August boils down to seasonal factors.

  • Why China's stimulus plan isn't sustainable     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:48 PM ET

    Joe Magyer, Senior Analyst at The Motley Fool, describes the risks in Beijing's strategy of using stimulus to maintain the country's rapid growth.

  • This week's market movers     Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    Monthly indicators from the U.S. and China alongside central bank decisions in Australia and Japan are some of this week's key events, reports CNBC's Pauline Chiou.

  • Japan industrial output misses estimates     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:50 PM ET

    Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says factory output missed expectations because of weak global demand and Japanese firms relocating factories overseas.

  • Seed companies 'insulated'     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Analysts like Monsanto which is promising to double its EPS by 2019. CNBC's Jane Wells explains why.

  • Oh, Deere!     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    Farm equipment makers are prepping for a drop in sales. Deere is laying off over 1,000 manufacturing employees, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Factory activity expands at fastest pace in 4 years Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    Production of Honda Pilot sports utility vehicles in Lincoln, Alabama, August 12, 2014.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in August, exceeding expectations and moving at the fastest pace in more than four years.

  • Why manufacturing PMI still matters for China Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.

  • Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, Anhui province, China.

    China—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the manufacturing race as wages and energy costs soar.

  • US oil flourishes, but Alaska gets frozen out Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

    As the U.S. muscles its way back into the very top echelon of global oil and gas production, Alaska is being left in the dust.

  • India's asbestos industry thrives: $2B and growing Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Workers prepare asbestos roofing sheets at the Everest Industries roof factory in Lakhmapur, India,

    India is the world's biggest asbestos importer. The $2 billion industry has seen double-digit annual growth and provides about 300,000 jobs.

  • The oil spike that wasn't: Prices defy turmoil Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?

  • How the 1% will be affected by a strong pound     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Fiona Pool, CEO of Hunton, discusses how a strong pound could force the luxury boat company to raise prices.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on July manufacturing and factory orders. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to the numbers.

  • These bikes are 'Made in the USA' Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Workers craft Trek Bicycles in Waterloo, Wis. Most bikes, however, are manufactured in Asia.

    As most production has moved overseas, Trek Bicycles has managed to hold onto some domestic production. Inside their Wisconsin headquarters.

  • China PMI readings indicate recovery: HSBC     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asia Economic Research at HSBC, compares the bank's final PMI reading for July to the bank's flash estimate and Beijing's official figure.

  • Don't get too excited about China PMI: Citi     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 PM ET

    Johanna Chua, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Citi, warns not to get too excited about China's factory data as it was largely priced in. She warns that the U.S. jobs report will be a bigger market risk.