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  • How can Indonesia slow its inflation     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Tony Nash, managing director at IHS, talks about Indonesia and what its central bank can do to slow its "overheating economy".

  • Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, comments on the latest euro zone PMI figure and highlights the positive and negative signs it reveals.

  • PMI data shows China as stabilizing factor     Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:46 PM ET

    Jian Chang, Chief China Economist at Barclays dissects HSBC's final reading of Chinese factory activity for August. Despite the good data, she expects annual growth to slow by year-end.

  • As CNBC takes a tour of Australia's marginal seats ahead of elections this Saturday, Matt Taylor explores the woes behind the manufacturing sector and what that means for one of the nation's key marginal seats.

  • China official PMI hits 16-month high in August Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than a year in August with a jump in new orders, official data showed on Sunday.

  • Midwest factory activity picks up in August Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:53 AM ET
    A worker prepares to weld an aluminum case at the Aluminum Case Company in Chicago.

    The pace of business activity in the Midwest increased in August and input prices hit a nine-month high, a report showed on Friday.

  • Chicago PMI: Barometer up 0.7 to 53.0     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Alyce Andres-Frantz, bureau chief of MNI Chicago, have the latest read on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.

  • US, a bargain manufacturer?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    A new report shows the U.S. is quickly becoming one of the lowest cost countries for manufacturing in the developing world, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Steve Liesman. "We may get manufacturing back, but we may not get manufacturing jobs back," says Liesman.

  • 5 million new US jobs by 2020—in manufacturing? Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    The U.S. is becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for manufacturing in the developed world, indicating a renaissance of the goods-producing sector.

  • Signs of stabilization in the mainland     Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 9:44 PM ET

    Stephen Schwartz, Asia Chief Economist at BBVA discusses China's latest HSBC flash PMI data, which rose to a four-month high in August.

  • German companies back to investing?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Gernot Nerb, expert at the IFO Institute, comments on the latest German IFO survey and highlights that it suggests companies are investing more.

  • Infineon CEO: China is a key market for us     Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 2:17 AM ET

    Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon, tells CNBC that the company's presence in China is a key success factor for them.

  • Bartiromo panel: Whither U.S. manufacturing     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo leads a panel discussion on manufacturing in the U.S., with Jeff Immelt, GE CEO; Mike Duke, Wal-Mart CEO; and Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce,

  • Can the euro zone recovery keep pace?     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, discusses the euro zone's fledgling recovery, following the release of August PMI data.

  • Looking up! Economic gauge rises 0.6% Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    The index of leading indicators climbed, pointing to an improvement in growth despite federal spending cuts and weaker global demand that had weighed on the economy.

  • US manufacturing growth hits five-month high Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    An employee uses a burning torch on a steel box beam at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    US manufacturing activity hit a five-month high in August as hiring picked up and new orders increased at their fastest pace since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

  • China PMI is 'positive surprise': economist     Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Richard Jerram, chief economist at the Bank of Singapore, comments on the "encouraging" PMI numbers out of the euro zone and China.

  • Lenovo: PC market is not dead     Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | 12:38 AM ET

    Milko Van Duijl, Asia Pacific President & Senior Vice President at Lenovo shares his outlook for the PC market.

  • BlueScope Steel on the road to recovery     Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | 11:42 PM ET

    Paul O'Malley, Managing Director of BlueScope Steel discusses the road to recovery for the Australian-listed steel maker, after reporting its first annual underlying profit in three years.

  • The booming business of 3-D printing Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | 1:00 PM ET
    A 3-D printer being used to engineer a new ear.

    3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.