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
Many domestic auto plants are operating above 100 percent of straight-time, two-shift capacity, forcing manufacturers to look at their options.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers from the manufacturing sector last month.
Euro zone business expanded for the first time in 18 months in July, albeit very slightly, suggesting the economy is slowly starting to stabilize.
New orders for US factory goods rose for the third straight month in June, the latest indication that a recent slowdown in manufacturing activity had probably run its course.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on factory activity, and a look at today's job numbers, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Toyota raised its operating profit forecast for the financial year ending in March 2014 by 7.8 percent as the weakening yen makes its export business more profitable.
Peter Morici, Professor at University of Maryland explains why China's better-than-expected official PMI figure of 50.3 isn't statistically significant.
The pace of growth in the US manufacturing sector accelerated in July. A separate report showed that US construction spending unexpectedly fell in June.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing and construction. And CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on what it indicates about the economy and its likely impact on the markets.
Jackson Wong, VP at Tanrich Securities explains the divergence between China's official PMI and HSBC's equivalent for July.
Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC says that China's credit crunch hurt smaller firms, and that's why HSBC's PMI figure is lower than the official reading.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest picked up modestly in July, although growth in new orders and employment both cooled, a report showed on Wednesday
Private sector job creation surged in July as small businesses and services led the way, according to the latest report from ADP and Moody's Analytics.
Bruce Kasman of JPMorgan and Alan Skrainka of Cornerstone Wealth Management discuss the outlook on jobs and GDP as well as the challenges facing the markets.
China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI), due out Thursday, is expected to show factory activity contracted for the first time in 10 months.
As the breakneck growth in the global smartphone market eases, Japanese companies that make the robots that build the phones are looking to automakers to take up the slack.
Introduced last October and February, Microsoft's Surface tablets have yet to make any profit as inconsistent sales have been overcome by advertising and other costs.
Chrysler posted a 16 percent rise in second-quarter earnings and its CEO said he expects stronger numbers in the second half—though results are still expected to miss targets.
Pessimism about China's economy and uncertainty about Japan's attempts to end two decades of economic stagnation are reflecting growing concerns about these Asian countries.
One of Apple's big suppliers employed underage workers and pressured employees to work illegal overtime, according to a Chinese workers' rights group. The Financial Times reports.