The closely-watched gauge of nationwide manufacturing activity, which focuses on smaller and medium-sized companies, fell to 51.2 last month.
China's all-important service economy, heralded as the country's key growth engine, decelerated in May, a private survey showed on Friday.
A look at the economic tea leaves of China's top Asian trading partners reveal Beijing is set to log a subdued second quarter performance.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the ISM manufacturing index for May and construction spending readings for April.
CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at luxury retailers, manufacturing and reports on the OECD.
Chinese economic activity released Wednesday revived doubts over the durability of the recovery in the world's second-largest economy.
Three separate surveys of Chinese economic activity were the latest signs that the nation's much-discussed slowdown remained in place.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports May Chicago PMI at 49.3 versus 50.4 in April.
When pundits speak of bringing back manufacturing jobs to the U.S., many people think of bustling assembly lines, but that might not be the right image.
More companies in Kunshan country are replacing human workers with robots to accelerate growth.
China's electronics manufacturing hub is seeking a drastic cut in labor costs, and thinks robots are the answer, the SCMP reports.
Sisters Majorie and Teresa Yang tell CNBC how they've managed to successfully run Esquel Group as second-generation leaders.
Thomas Donohue, CEO & President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, explains how new technology has impacted jobs in the manufacturing industry.
China needs to be more aggressive in its reforms if it wants to smoothly transition, the head of BlackRock said on Tuesday.
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' Shiliang Cui shares survey findings that reveal more non-U.S. firms are switching to manufacturing in the U.S.
Manufacturing activity in New York State unexpectedly slumped in May, a New York Federal Reserve survey showed on Monday.
A new study shows one in three workers in the sector don't earn enough to stay off public assistance.
Low wages, and not inadequate hours, are the primary culprit for why so many manufacturing workers require public assistance to survive, a study says.
The China Caixin services PMI came in at 51.8 for April, continuing to show expansion, but marking a moderation from March's 52.2.
A key pulse check on China's economy is likely to show the services sector hummed along in April, but a broader slowdown looms, economist Li Wei warns.