• Chicago PMI 55.7 in September  Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 9:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest manufacturing data.

  • We need good Tankan results: Pro  Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 11:34 PM ET

    Glen Wood, Head of Sales, Global at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities tells CNBC's Cash Flow why the upcoming Tankan results are so significant.

  • China September HSBC PMI well below flash estimate Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 | 9:58 PM ET

    China's factory activity expanded at a slower-than-expected pace in September, calling into question the strength of the country's recovery.

  • Small manufacturers cutting back, delaying hiring Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 4:25 PM ET

    Spending was cut by 2 percent during the 12 months that ended in June. This is the first decline recorded since June of 2010, according to PayNet.

  • Snap-on CEO upbeat about business Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
    Nick Pinchuk, CEO, Snap-on

    Snap-on's Nick Pinchuk is optimistic about business despite many risks and uncertainties.

  • Snap-on CEO: 80% tools manufactured in US  Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 1:20 PM ET

    Snap-on is up 40 percent in the past year. Its CEO Nicholas Pinchuk discusses manufacturing in the U.S. "We provide a wide range of product, and we provide it flexibly on time to the market," he says.

  • US manufacturers lose steam in September: Markit Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    U.S. manufacturing activity growth slowed in September as demand for products declined and firms took on fewer workers.

  • Slow EM demand hurting euro zone: economist  Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, comments on the euro zone following the release of the latest PMI numbers which show that demand from emerging markets remains subdued.

  • Surviving founder of 'Toyota Way' dies at 100 Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 3:09 PM ET

    Eiji Toyoda, who as a member of Toyota Motor’s founding family and an architect of its method that helped turned the automaker into a global powerhouse, died on Tuesday.

  • US industrial output up as manufacturing rebounds Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 9:15 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    Industrial production rose as a bounce back in motor vehicle assembly lifted manufacturing output, a hopeful sign for the economy.

  • Industrial production  Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 9:14 AM ET

    Industrial production is up .4 of a percent to 77.8, which is in line with expectations, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • NY manufacturing slows, horizon brightens: Survey Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 8:35 AM ET
    Employee Thomas Rutkowski operates a manual lathe machine at the Ellicott Dredges LLC manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

    The pace of growth in New York state's manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed this month but firms' outlook brightened.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on the Dodd-Frank Act and what caused the housing bubble.

  • Opel 'needs to sell more cars': Chairman  Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET

    Karl-thomas Neumann, chairman of Opel, talks about the progress the group has made to "stabilize" and how it has managed to defend its market share in Europe.

  • China's commodities imports fall from highs Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | 5:49 AM ET

    China's imports of crude oil, iron ore, copper and soybeans fell in August from July's record highs, but shipments stayed at elevated levels.

  • ISM best in over 2 years  Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 1:29 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on upbeat economic data. Both the ISM manufacturing report, as well as construction spending data will play a role in the Fed's thinking.

  • 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".

  • Euro zone expansion is broader-based: economist  Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    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.