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
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on the economic health of the manufacturing sector.
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Samsung unveils a stripped down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone, aiming to grab a bigger share in the midtier segment as growth in the high-end market slows.
South Korea's industrial output in April expanded on monthly terms for the first time in four months though the modest rate of expansion suggested that momentum remains subdued.
Will the depreciating yen become a game changer for Japanese automakers that have grappled with a strong currency for several years now? Yes, says Nomura.
After seeing the extensive destruction and loss of life from the Moore, Okla., tornado on Monday, Tornado Alley residents are going into prevention mode, vowing to avoid becoming victims when the next twister strikes.
One trader believes Chinese Prime Minster Li Keqiang's visit to India last week was mostly about trade.
Markets will be hyper-focused on the economy for any sign it is getting strong enough to encourage the Fed to start pulling back the security blanket of quantitative easing.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected, a sign of resilience despite belt-tightening in D.C. and weakness in overseas markets.
Whether by choice or through financial reality, the percentage of American households without a car has doubled over the past two decades—and is now approaching 1 in 10.
China factory data is slowing, and industrial commodities, as well as copper and palladium slid on the news, reports CNBC's Sharon Epperson. Frank McGhee, Integrated Brokerage Services, offers insight on gold.
U.S. manufacturing activity slowed as weak overseas demand and government belt-tightening at home led to the most sluggish growth rate since October.
The unexpected contraction in China's factory activity in May has heightened the risk of a further slowdown in the second quarter, after the economy grew at its slowest pace in three years over January to March, said economists.
Singapore's economy grew unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year but the manufacturing sector remains weak.
Ford said on Thursday it is closing its two Australian auto plants and will cease production in the country in 2016.
The problem for Korea had seemed obvious: the won has climbed by a third against the Japanese currency, in theory allowing Japanese companies to undercut Korean competitors and carry home more yen.
Ford, General Motors and Fiat announced they will cut back on summer shutdowns at factories as they set production goals higher, with the "Fast Money" traders.
China's factory activity shrank for the first time in seven months in May as new orders fell, a preliminary survey of purchasing managers showed, adding to concerns that a recovery in the world's second-largest economy is sputtering.
Millions of Americans have walked away from GM, Ford and Chrysler because of quality, reliability and service problems. But times are changing in Detroit.
After 123 days being grounded and then repaired to ensure its battery systems do not catch fire, Boeing 787 Dreamliners are about to once again make commercial flight in the United States.