Manufacturing

Week Ahead: Asian Stocks Likely To Fall On Weak China Data

Markets are expected to begin the week on a negative note after official data Saturday showed that Chinese manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in nine months, raising concerns over the growth slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

India's Economic Growth Estimated Around Three-Year Low

India's GDP growth likely languished around its lowest in three years in the quarter that ended in June, offering no respite for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he struggles to escape from a series of political scandals that have paralysed his economic agenda.

Apple iPhone 5 Rumors: New A6 Chip Spotted In Newly Released Parts [FEATURES]

Apple has successfully managed to make each new iPhone thinner, lighter, faster and more powerful, and it looks like the iPhone 5 will be no exception. On Thursday, Sonny Dickson released a set of new photos that show an A6 processor chip sitting in the phone's logic board. A quad-core A6 would boost the speed of the phone's features, as well as help power the phone when multi-tasking applications or playing games or video.

Chinese Banks' Bad Loan Nightmare

China's credit risk is probably much worse than the official non-performing loan (NPL) data suggests, according to Société Générale's China macro strategist Wei Yao.

Asian Shares Ease, Euro Steady Ahead Of Bernanke Speech

Asian shares eased and major currencies stayed range-bound Thursday as investors avoided betting on direction before a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, with focus on whether there will be any hint about further U.S. stimulus.

Boeing, Airbus Battleground Shifts To Asia-Pacific

As the deepening sovereign debt crisis in Europe dampens air travel demands in the region, the world's two largest airplane makers, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus S.A.S. (EPA: EAD), are now bringing their fierce competition to the Asia-Pacific skies.

India, China Press Each Other for Market Access

India and China pressed each other for greater market access for their products from medicines to Bollywood films at a meeting of trade ministers on Monday, seeking to expand commercial ties between the Asian giants as they battle a global downturn.

Global Car Companies Hunt Big Game In Africa's Growing Automotive Market

Global automakers from Renault SA (Paris: RNO) to Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) to Chinese companies like Geely Automotive are all racing to get a piece of the long-term potential promised by Africa's burgeoning automotive market. The continent's economy is on the rise, and despite very real improvements in the quality of life and standards of living in many African countries, risks for multinational manufacturers remain.

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