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  • VW's Audi to boost investments on models, plants Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 4:57 AM ET
    An employee secures a wheel to an Audi A6 Quattro automobile as it passes along the Audi AG production line inside the carmaker's factory in Neckarsulm, Germany.

    Audi plans to increase spending on new models, plants and technology to around $29 billion through 2019, striving to top BMW as the largest luxury-car maker.

  • Japan data shows Abenomics still struggling Thursday, 25 Dec 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    Japan's industrial output posted a surprise drop in November, while inflation slowed, offering fresh signs efforts to kickstart the economy face headwinds.

  • China railway strategy goes off track Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 8:38 PM ET
    Mechanics check a high-speed train at Xi'an Electric Multiple Unit Maintenance Base

    A decade after splitting two railroad manufacturers from the same company to promote competition, China now wants to recombine them. The Financial Times reports.

  • Russia's market sends ripple effects elsewhere  Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Europe is exposed to Russia's market and its economic downfall, however the impact could be "fairly limited" on the EU markets says Otilia Dhand, vice president of Teneo Intelligence.

  • Made in the USA: An iconic holiday toy comes home Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.

  • US factory activity growth at 11-month low: Markit Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    Ford worker on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, Dearborn, Michigan.

    The U.S. manufacturing sector continued to expand in December but its growth rate hit an 11-month low, an industry report showed on Tuesday.

  • After poor flash PMI, what does China need to do?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:49 PM ET

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics at HSBC, says the contraction in December's flash purchasing managers' index indicates that China is in need of more easing.

  • November industrial production up 1.3%  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest industrial production data.

  • Surprised by forecast in Q4 Tankan survey: RIETI  Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 6:52 PM ET

    Atsushi Nakajima, Chairman of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, says the first-quarter outlook for big manufacturers is "too cautious" amid favorable factors like a weak yen and drop in fuel prices.

  • China’s e-cigarette boom lacks oversight for safety Saturday, 13 Dec 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    Chinese workers packing electronic cigarettes at a factory in Shenzhen

    E-cigarette manufacturers in China, which supplies about 90 percent of e-cigarettes globally, operate with little oversight, raising health concerns.

  • Rust belt rebound: Columbus  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on Ohio's efforts to keep young people in the region, as the state efforts an economic comeback.

  • Youngstown's rust belt rebound  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the Ohio city's attempt to revitalize its economy by returning to its manufacturing roots.

  • A rust belt city rehab plan designed in medicine Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    SmartShape Design industrial designers at work.

    The loss of manufacturing has crushed rust belt cities like Cleveland, but a medical renaissance has helped city businesses to rebound.

  • Shanghai Composite up 30% year-to-date  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 7:13 PM ET

    Binay Chandgothia, MD, Portfolio Manager at Principal Global Investors, attributes the change in sentiment to looser monetary policy.

  • US factory activity growth at 10-month low in Nov Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Ford worker on the assembly line at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, Dearborn, Michigan.

    The manufacturing sector slowed in November to its lowest rate of growth since January, while new orders and output also fell to their lowest levels since January.

  • US factory activity growth slows in November: ISM Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Workers check television sets before they are repackaged at Element Electronics in Winnsboro, South Carolina.

    The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector slowed less than expected in November, while a gauge of prices paid fell to its lowest in over two years.

  • November ISM manufacturing 58.7  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on ISM manufacturing.

  • Ruble heading for biggest one-day drop since 1998 Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 7:23 AM ET
    Five thousand rouble notes.

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent as oil prices tumble.

  • Is further China easing coming in 2015?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Larry Hu, Head of China Economics at Macquarie, expects more stimulus next year on expectations of slower growth in the first quarter of 2015.

  • China PMI highlights overcapacity woes: Xie  Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 8:47 PM ET

    Andy Xie, Independent Economist, says inventory and overcapacity concerns in China is indicative of the country's over-investment issues.