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Global manufacturing has stalled

Activity levels across factories the world over stalled last month, according to the latest JP Morgan-Markit global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) released on Wedneasday. The PMI came in at 50.0, down from 50.1 in April, continuing the underwhelming start to the year for the global manufacturing sector. Like PMI […]
Global manufacturing has stalled
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Global manufacturing activity just hit the wall

While you wouldn’t know it from the price action in markets of recent days, activity levels across the global manufacturing sector all but stalled last month. The latest Markit-JP Morgan global manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 50 in February, hitting a fresh 39-month low in the process. At […]
Global manufacturing activity just hit the wall
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Global manufacturing was sputtering at the end of 2015

Global manufacturing activity ended 2015 with a whimper, dragged down by persistent weakness across emerging markets, particularly in China. The JP Morgan global manufacturing PMI gauge for December fell 0.3 points to 50.9, marking the slowest pace of expansion seen in three months. Combined with persistent weakness seen throughout the […]
Global manufacturing was sputtering at the end of 2015
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Emerging market manufacturers are having a torrid time

Global manufacturing conditions continued to meander in November, with strength in Europe and the US offsetting weakness in emerging markets, particularly from Asia. The J.P. Morgan-Markit global manufacturing PMI gauge fell 0.1 points to 51.2. PMI is a diffusion index that measures changes in activity levels from one month to […]
Emerging market manufacturers are having a torrid time