Industrials Manufacturing


  • Why manufacturing PMI still matters for China Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.

  • Why 'Made in China' isn't so cheap anymore Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:04 AM ET
    Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, China.

    China—a low-cost maker of goods—is falling behind in the manufacturing race as wages and energy costs soar.

  • US oil flourishes, but Alaska gets frozen out Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

    As the U.S. muscles its way back into the very top echelon of global oil and gas production, Alaska is being left in the dust.

  • India's asbestos industry thrives: $2B and growing Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Workers prepare asbestos roofing sheets at the Everest Industries roof factory in Lakhmapur, India,

    India is the world's biggest asbestos importer. The $2 billion industry has seen double-digit annual growth and provides about 300,000 jobs.

  • The oil spike that wasn't: Prices defy turmoil Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?

  • How the 1% will be affected by a strong pound Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET
    How the 1% will be affected by a strong pound

    Fiona Pool, CEO of Hunton, discusses how a strong pound could force the luxury boat company to raise prices.

  • ISM services index 58.7, factory orders up 1.1% Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    ISM services index 58.7, factory orders up 1.1%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on July manufacturing and factory orders. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to the numbers.

  • These bikes are 'Made in the USA' Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Workers craft Trek Bicycles in Waterloo, Wis. Most bikes, however, are manufactured in Asia.

    As most production has moved overseas, Trek Bicycles has managed to hold onto some domestic production. Inside their Wisconsin headquarters.

  • China PMI readings indicate recovery: HSBC Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:45 PM ET
    China PMI readings indicate recovery: HSBC

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asia Economic Research at HSBC, compares the bank's final PMI reading for July to the bank's flash estimate and Beijing's official figure.

  • Don't get too excited about China PMI: Citi Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 PM ET
    Don't get too excited about China PMI: Citi

    Johanna Chua, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific at Citi, warns not to get too excited about China's factory data as it was largely priced in. She warns that the U.S. jobs report will be a bigger market risk.

  • The $1.5 trillion plane that broke the Air Force Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET
    The U.S. Navy variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

    The U.S. Air Force is calling for an end to big-ticket items like the error-ridden F-35 in order to save money. Fiscal Times reports.

  • Manufacturing jobs at risk: Report Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    Manufacturing jobs at risk: Report

    Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers CEO, discusses the results of a new report that indicates killing the Export-Import Bank will put thousands of high-paying manufacturing jobs at risk.

  • US oil's new 'Big Three' form million barrel club Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 AM ET
    An oil pump operates in the Permian Basin oil field near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

    The Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin are generating more than a million barrels of oil per day each, a third of U.S. daily production.

  • Is Germany slowing down? Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Is Germany slowing down?

    Jaco Rouw, senior portfolio manager for core fixed income at ING Investment Management, reacts to the latest German Ifo data and highlights that it's down for the third consecutive month.

  • Porsche SUV's new exterior meant to rev your engine Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    2014 Porsche Cayenne

    Porsche's 2014 Cayenne has been remodeled for a smoother, cleaner look and features an improved engine lineup.

  • Mini-stimulus propping up China PMI: HSBC Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 PM ET
    Mini-stimulus propping up China flash PMI: HSBC

    John Zhu, Greater China Economist at HSBC, says China's July factory activity expanded for the second straight month thanks to the government's mini-stimulus measures.

  • Optimistic on HSBC China July flash PMI: Strategist Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Optimistic on HSBC China July flash PMI: Strategist

    Uwe Parpart, Chief Strategist & Executive Managing Director at Re-Orient Financial Markets, expects HSBC's China flash purchasing managers' index to show continued growth in the mainland.

  • Philly Fed factory activity surges in July Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    A mechanic works to hang a gearbox on a CF6-80C2 jet engine at General Electric's GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region accelerated in July at its fastest pace in more than three years.

  • UAE plans Mars mission in heated space race Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:34 AM ET

    Not content with building the world's tallest building, the UAE is setting its sight on something out of this world: Mars.

  • Electronic warfare: Middle East a growing threat Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Patriot missile

    Insurgents in the Middle East are becoming more sophisticated with the technology behind their weapons, defense experts told CNBC.