China is losing competitiveness to lower-cost producing countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, which is pressurizing its manufacturing sector, says Stanley Szeto, Chairman & CEO of Lever Style.» Read More
Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist at CIMB, says the Chinese New Year lull should be taken into consideration when looking at China's latest manufacturing numbers.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the January read on consumer confidence is 80.7.
Small shops are on the cusp of turning to new, low-cost and more versatile robots in hopes of increasing their productivity and their bottom line.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, warns that while January's HSBC Flash PMI data may be skewed, it does show China's economy is slowing.
Paul Krake, Founder, View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, says the increase of cost due to improved labor standards has resulted in the bottom of labor arbitrage in Asia.
China's famously foul urban air is blowing across the Pacific, and much of it is coming from the factories making consumer goods sold in the U.S.
Cotton Incorporated and Maker's Row, an online marketplace, have partnered to bring back more "Made in USA" goods.
Investors in Asia seemed to shrug off China's stronger-than-expected growth domestic product data. CNBC's Eunice Yoon describes some of the headwinds that may be weighing on sentiment.
Richard Han, CEO of Hana Microelectronics, plays down the impact of the political uncertainty in Thailand on the company's manufacturing business.
The promise of the American energy revolution as a new engine for job growth has been lauded by business leaders and politicians alike, but CNBC's Jim Cramer sees very little action.
Steve Forbes, Forbes media chairman & editor-In-chief, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, discuss how implementing innovations with cheap energy will provide a renaissance in manufacturing and create more jobs.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest producer price data and read on New York manufacturers. CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the results.
To fix a manufacturing jobs skills gap, one group has formed to train people in industrial sewing skills, hire them and promote the trade.
Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, reports the December non-manufacturing ISM disappoints, but the employment index hits a 55.8.
Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF, says growth and investment in British manufacturing is the strongest for a number of years, but banks still need to do more to lend to small businesses.
Where to invest in 2014, with Doug Cote of ING Investment Management. He thinks this is a time to rebalance and get some of the "cheap unloved names."
Julian Callow, chief international economist at Barclays, discusses the euro zone following the release of "very good" PMI data.
Daryl Liew, Head Of Portfolio Management of REYL Singapore advises investors to look past short-term volatilities in the country's economy after Q4 GDP data missed expectations
The pace of growth of business in the Midwest slowed in December, signaling a cooling in the region's manufacturing.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, MNI Chicago bureau chief, break down the latest news on Midwest manufacturing. If you look at the numbers they are pretty solid, says Andres-Frantz.