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Manufacturing Up as Exports Surge: Index
Manufacturing activity picked up in August, a survey of Australian companies suggests, as exports for the industry hit a ten-month high. "While it is only expanding at a modest pace, ...
September 2, 2019
China’s Producer Prices Stall in June, Fuel Deflation Worries
BEIJING—China's producer prices flatlined in June on lower oil prices and weak global demand, fueling concerns that a ...
July 10, 2019
US Adds Solid 224,000 Jobs; Fed Rate Cut May Be Less Certain
WASHINGTON—U.S. employers sharply stepped up their hiring in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs, an indication of the ...
July 5, 2019
The Associated Press
Global Supply Chain Changes Underway as Trade War Drags On
Many multinational companies are planning to move their existing China-based manufacturing capabilities abroad, and some are reconsidering their ...
June 23, 2019
Japanese Companies Move Production From China as US Tariffs Hit
Several Japanese companies are moving some of their production lines out of China, in a move to avoid ...
May 16, 2019
Around 200 US Companies Considering Moving Production From China to India
A top U.S.-based group that advocates for strong business relations with India recently revealed that about 200 U.S. ...
April 29, 2019
China’s ‘Made in China 2025’ Continues Apace
Despite what Chinese leader Xi Jinping may say publicly to the world about dialing down his aggressive "Made ...
April 22, 2019
Autoworker Upheaval: Families Split, Children Left Behind
TOLEDO, Ohio—Hundreds of workers at four General Motors plants slated to close this year are facing a painful ...
March 3, 2019
The Associated Press
Behind the Changes of Foxconn’s Wisconsin Investment
Taiwanese billionaire and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou recently changed his investment plan in the state of ...
February 19, 2019
China’s Race for AI Dominance
Commentary What’s the motivation behind China’s deep investment in artificial intelligence (AI)? It may sound like a loaded ...
February 5, 2019
German Forklift Maker Plans US Expansion as Trump Tariffs Hit Its China Production
Frankfurt-based forklift company Kion Group reportedly plans to expand its manufacturing in the United States after tariffs imposed ...
January 25, 2019
Cheap Chinese Imports Disrupt Manufacturing in Zimbabwe, Cost Thousands of Jobs
MUTARE, Zimbabwe—Thousands of people in Zimbabwe have lost their jobs in the past few years because a flood ...
January 15, 2019
China’s Auto Market Stuck in Reverse
News Analysis China, the world’s largest automotive market, experienced its first annual decline in auto sales in more ...
January 13, 2019
Chinese Economy Coming Under ‘Greater Downward Pressure’ in 2019
China’s manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in 19 months in December, as the world’s second-largest economy ...
January 2, 2019
China Reports Weakest Manufacturing Growth in Over Two Years
BEIJING—Growth in China's vast manufacturing sector stalled for the first time in over two years in November as ...
November 30, 2018
Japan Factory Output Expands Most Since 2015, but Outlook Dims
TOKYO—Japan's factory output grew the most in October since 2015, rebounding from a fall in the prior month ...
November 30, 2018
Trump Lauds Announcement of New $1.7 Billion Steel Mill in Southwest
President Donald Trump congratulated one of the largest steelmakers in the United States after the company announced plans ...
November 28, 2018
New Book Decodes Trump’s Outside-the-Box Approach to Economics
NEW YORK—The world has never seen an American president remotely like him. President Donald Trump’s outside-the-box political understanding ...
November 20, 2018
Employee Suicides in China’s Much-Touted Tech Manufacturing Sector Highlight Harsh Working Conditions
Among the goals laid out in Beijing’s national agenda—such as its “Made in China 2025” policy—is to prop ...
November 18, 2018
Manufacturing Boosts Economic Growth in the Midwest
WASHINGTON—The manufacturing sector is growing at a good pace in the United States, playing a key role in the economic growth of Midwestern ...
November 14, 2018
Business Owners Upbeat About Economic Outlook
NEW YORK—American small-businesses are more optimistic than ever, the latest data has revealed. The National Federation of Independent ...
November 7, 2018
World’s Largest Wholesale Market Is Shrinking Amid China’s Economic Woes
Yiwu County in Zhejiang Province is part and parcel of China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse. After all, ...
October 30, 2018
China Factory Growth Cooling As US Trade Dispute Intensifies
BEIJING—China's manufacturing sector likely resumed its slowdown in September after taking a pause in August, with exporters facing ...
September 28, 2018
China Could Repeat 2015’s Economic Shock, Report Finds
China’s manufacturing and export sectors are getting clobbered by U.S. tariffs
September 23, 2018
White House Highlights ‘Made in America’
WASHINGTON—The White House hosted the second annual “Made in America” event on July 23, showcasing American-made goods from ...
July 24, 2018
Opioid Crisis Takes Toll on Small Businesses as Unemployment Drops
WASHINGTON—With unemployment being at an 18-year low, small businesses are struggling to fill job openings and retain workers. ...
June 17, 2018
Optimism in US Manufacturing Remains Near Record High
Manufacturers have reported a significant improvement in their activity over the past 12 months, and they are more ...
October 10, 2017
3 Dead, 4 Hospitalized After Suspected Drug Overdose in Pittsburgh: Reports
Sleepless in Hong Kong: Protesters, Police Clash in Another Weekend of Tension
Court Rules That Gender Concerns Override Religious Principles
Modi Invites Trump to Rally in Show of Unity in Houston
‘Things Are Being Implied That Don’t Exist,’ Mnuchin Says of Trump’s Ukraine Call
Trump Has No Plans to Meet With Iran at UN, as US Sends Troops to Saudi Arabia
‘Stay Away’: Iran’s President Issues Warning to the West to Keep Out