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
Jeffrey Kleintop, chief global investment strategist at Charles Schwab, discusses the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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US factory orders drop 1.7 percent in August. Manufacturing has been under stress this year.
Gavin Parry, managing director at Parry International Trading Limited, explains why China’s PMI data should be seen as a “positive cannibalization” to its old world economy of manufacturing.
Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, says the Bank of Japan's quarterly Tankan survey suggests that the domestic side of Japan's economy is faring better than the export sector.
Hao Hong, managing director of research & chief strategist at Bank of Communications International, says there are limited things that Beijing can do to support the private sector.
Donna Kwok, senior China economist at UBS, says the latest readings of China's manufacturing sector suggest that the economy is still "in the middle of a slow grind down."
Izumi Devalier, Japan economist at HSBC, says the deterioration in business sentiment among Japan's big manufacturers was "fully expected."
While larger state-owned firms benefit from Beijing's support measures, smaller manufacturers are still struggling, says Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics.
Current labor laws are outdated and weak, says former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman. It's time to strengthen them now by passing the Wage Act.
Manufacturing used to be a ticket to the middle class, but not anymore, says Alan Amos, which is why I decided to join the union.
Christina Lomasney, president and CEO of Modumetal, says the Seattle-based startup uses electrochemistry to create a nanolaminated alloy of "unprecedented performance."
While China's industrial and construction sectors have had a hard landing, the domestic service sector is "holding up reasonably well," says Michala Marcussen, head of global economics at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.
China's PMI fell to a six and a half year low level in September, casting more gloom over the outlook for world stock markets.
Martyn Briggs, industry principal at Frost & Sullivan, says consumer trust is a bigger challenge for Volkswagen and other automakers.
Louis Kuijs, head of Asia economics at Oxford Economics, attributes the weakness in China's manufacturing sector to the downturn in the country's real estate and exports.
Kay Van-Petersen, macro strategist at Saxo Capital Market and Nick Kounis, head macro & financial markets research at ABN Amro, discuss the possibility of a hard landing in China.
Elias Haddad, senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, says the flash Caixin purchasing managers' index for September adds to the concerns over global growth.
Mark Jolley, equity strategist at CCB International Securities, says China's manufacturing sector will likely remain weak for a long time on the back of issues such as excess capacity.
While there are signs of a gradual pick-up in China, the flash Caixin purchasing managers' index for September isn't going to be a "blockbuster number," says Frederic Neumann, MD & co-head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC.