JPMorgan's Zhu Haibin says China's August manufacturing PMI was better-than-expected, but that's because July figures were extremely weak.
Factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in nearly two years in August, but analysts cautioned that the economy wasn't out of the woods yet.
Asean's goal of a single market and production base still has to contend with non-tariff barriers and weak infrastructural links in some member states.
Japan's July industrial output was flat on-month, but still fell from a year ago as the yen strength remained a headwind, says PNC's William Adams.
Vietnam has a high literacy rate which enables the workforce to be retrained for higher-skilled manufacturing, says PXP Vietnam AM's Kevin Snowball.
Foreign direct investors are attracted by Vietnam's advantages compared to China, such as lower wage rates and young workforce.
Profits earned by China's industrial firms grew at the fastest pace in four months in July, aided by a pick-up in sales and reduced costs.
The printer industry is in decline as businesses push for more green initiatives to go paperless, says Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry.
Taiwanese manufacturers have been a key player in the global supply chain but will likely be impacted by Brexit, says ANZ's Raymond Yeung.
The German automaker making the decision after not receiving necessary parts of some models for a week.
Eddy Elfenbein, Crossing Wall Street editor, and Craig Johnson, Piper Jaffray & Co senior technical strategist, discuss trading Wal-Mart and Caterpillar with Brian Sullivan.
CNBC contributor Ylan Mui, The Washington Post, discusses the rise of middle-income jobs.
Japanese manufacturers' mood soured in August, reflecting pain caused by a rising yen, a Reuters poll found.
Business activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region improved in August, but local employment deteriorated to its worst level in seven years.
Aerospace giant Airbus is designing a flying driverless taxi that you can summon via an app on your smartphone.
Those looking for proof of China's economic rebalancing act should stay clear of macro data and focus on micro evidence, Goldman Sachs says.
Factory activity in New York slowed in early August for the second straight month, and manufacturers in the state cut jobs.
Ansell MD and CEO Magnus Nicolin expects topline growth of 2 to 4 percent in the medium-term, driven by its industrial business.
China's July industrial production came in a tad below forecasts, growing 6.0 percent on-year, in another sign the mainland's economy is slowing.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks about her economic platform, including manufacturing and a push to help small businesses and entrepreneurs.