Manufacturing sector performance

A currency trader works near screens showing the foreign exchange rates at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on news that the Reserve Bank of Australia may cut interest rates, driving hopes that other central banks could come to the same conclusion. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
February 07, 2019 - 2:24 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower on Thursday ahead of the European Commission's economic forecasts. Germany reported its industrial production slipped 0.4 percent in December from the previous month, way below the 0.9 percent gain analysts had expected. The latest data follows a 1.6...
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February 06, 2019 - 12:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders were down 1.6 percent in December compared with the previous month, official data showed Wednesday — a worse-than-expected performance that adds to worries about slowing growth in Europe's biggest economy. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent increase. However,...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were lower in most of the markets open in Asia on Tuesday, though much of the region took a break for the Lunar New Year. Australia's benchmark surged 2.1 percent to 6,017.20 following a report on a probe into banking malpractices that was less severe than anticipated. The...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 04, 2019 - 8:39 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are lower in most markets open in Asia with much of the region taking a break for the Lunar New Year. Shares edged lower in Japan and India on Tuesday but surged 2.1 percent in Australia following a report on banking malpractices that was less severe than anticipated. The weak...
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FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a view of a logo of Nissan Motor Co., at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK _ a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England. The move, first reported on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 03, 2019 - 9:19 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy took another blow Sunday when Nissan canceled plans to make its new SUV in northern England amid continued uncertainty over the country's future relations with the European Union. Nissan said it decided not to build the X-Trail...
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British candy producers show their products at the international candy fair ISM in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Approx. 5 % of German production of sweets, with a value of around 800 million Euro, is exported to the important United Kingdom market. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
February 01, 2019 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Nearly a third of U.K. firms may shift their operations abroad because of Britain's pending departure from the European Union, a survey of 1,200 company directors suggested Friday, as the political stalemate over a Brexit deal heightened jitters among businesses. The survey by the...
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January 07, 2019 - 4:30 am
LONDON (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.K. fell in 2018 by their biggest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago due to a weaker economy and a raft of regulatory changes, an industry lobby group said Monday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the new car market was...
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January 06, 2019 - 11:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders dropped in November, dragged down by a fall in demand from other eurozone countries. The Economy Ministry said Monday that overall orders were 1 percent lower than in the previous month following a slight 0.2 percent gain in October. The figure includes an 11.6-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2010 file photo, auto worker Brenda Hedland takes a picture of the first Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan to come off the assembly line at a ceremony inside the GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
January 03, 2019 - 4:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 percent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles. The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and...
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A woman browses her iPhone as she walks by a mural depicting an iPhone and Chinese people buy smartphone to communicate with family members, at a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers who are jittery over an economic slump and a trade war with Washington. The tech giant became the latest global company to collide with Chinese consumer anxiety when CEO Tim Cook said iPhone demand is waning, due mostly to China. Weak consumer demand in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 03, 2019 - 8:18 am
BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc.'s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below...
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