Profits earned by Chinese industrial companies fell 4.6 percent in October from a year earlier, data from the statistics bureau showed on Friday.
Steven Fisher, executive director, equity research analyst at UBS, explains why the world's biggest construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar remains a good barometer for global growth.
Japan's machinery orders rose 2.9 percent on month in March, slightly better than the 1.8 percent forecast from a Reuters poll of economists.
Companies – even new ones – appear to be skipping out on capex, but that spending may just not get counted because your kid is playing with it, UBS said.
Martin Richenhagen, CEO of AGCO, an agricultural machinery company discusses, how the falling price of oil is good for his company and how the sector must adapt to changing diets in emerging markets.
Joe Zidle, Portfolio Strategist, Richard Bernstein Advisors, says a worse-than-expected machinery orders for October may fuel more stimulus, which will benefit Japan's market in the long run.
Shen Jian Guang, Greater China Chief Economist at Mizuho Securities Asia, discusses the raft of economic indicators released late Thursday and outlines the PBoC's next step.
Freya Beamish, Economist at Lombard Street Research, explains that there are structural and cyclical stories behind China's April industrial profits data.
Japan's machinery orders rose in February at the fastest pace since mid-2011 in a sign that capital expenditure could pick up this year as business confidence is boosted.
Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.
Manufacturing activity in Asia expanded in December as China's economy showed signs of revival but export demand was uneven, pointing to further sluggish growth for the region, business surveys suggest.
China’s October Inflation numbers came in below expectations, proving to be of little concern to the country’s policymakers at the moment, but economists warn the inflation rate could double by mid-2013 as growth in the world’s second largest economy gains momentum.
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Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy machinery, is sticking to its full-year sales projections for China despite signs of a slowdown in the second quarter.
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