New US ban on Chinese tech firms unlikely to have long-term impact: analysts

THE new ban announced by US President Donald Trump last week on 28 Chinese technology firms could impact the companies in the short term, with long-term effects mitigated as many of these firms have little involvement in the US market, analysts said.

FACTORY OUTLOOK IN ASIA

China's Sept PMIs up on domestic demand, no rebound yet

CHINA'S manufacturing sector edged up in September but challenges for the world's second-largest economy remain with much of the activity affected by the ongoing trade war and persistent slowdown.

China's economy slows further in August as trade war bites

CHINA'S industrial output and retail sales growth slowed further last month, adding pressure on the government for more policy easing.

China PPI falls 0.8% as companies cut prices amid economic gloom

CHINA'S pork prices surged in August, while factories slashed their prices further as the ongoing Sino-US trade war continued to put pressure on margins for companies.

China's July industrial output growth at 17-year low

CHINA'S industrial output growth slumped to a 17-year low and retail sales remained tepid in July, a sign the economy is struggling to stabilise as the trade war with the US drags on into a second year.

China July exports rise 3.3%; imports decline by 5.6%

CHINA'S exports and imports came in better than expected in July, but analysts said that trade will remain under pressure as a new round of US tariffs is expected from Sept 1.

China's July PMI nudges up but numbers are still in contraction

CHINA'S manufacturing sector showed tepid signs of a recovery in July as the government's proactive stimulus measures start to take effect on part of the economy, two surveys showed.

China's economy sputters with 6.2% growth in Q2

CHINA'S economic growth slowed further in the second quarter as the year-long trade war with the United States continued to impact trade, manufacturing and consumer confidence.

China's June trade softens amid stalemate over tariff talks with Washington

CHINA'S exports declined and imports continued to contract in June, after another round of tariffs was implemented by the US in May, impacting global growth and domestic demand.

China PMI slips into negative for first time in 5 months

CHINA'S manufacturing sector shrank in June - with two major sets of manufacturing data underperforming on weak international and domestic demand as the trade war with the US enters its second year.

China industrial output slows in May as trade war persists

CHINA'S industrial output grew at its slowest pace in 17 years in May as stimulus measures failed to gain traction and as the trade war with the US is about to enter into a second year.

China economy under pressure as trade war escalates

CHINA'S economic activity disappointed in April just as the United States announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese exports last week, pointing to a challenging second quarter for the world's second-largest economy.

China's trade surplus narrows sharply in April as exports dip

CHINA'S trade data missed expectations in April just as tensions with the United States are flaring up again. China's trade surplus shrank drastically last month, coming in at US$13.84 billion, against the preceding month's US$35 billion.

China's manufacturing activity expands but reveals fragility of recovery

CHINA'S manufacturing sector is still struggling even though it expanded in April, two surveys showed, as the world's second-largest economy continues to find a solution to its trade war with the US and still faces tepid global demand.

China's economy stabilises in Q1 as multi-million dollar stimulus takes hold

CHINA'S economy stabilised in the first quarter of the year on the back of strong industrial output as the multi-million dollar stimulus gains traction.

China manufacturing rebounds in March led by domestic demand

CHINA'S manufacturing activity rebounded strongly in March, two surveys showed, as the domestic economy shows its first signs of recovery and trade tensions with the United States eased....

China's Jan-Feb output drops to 17-year low as slowdown persists

CHINA'S industrial output grew the slowest pace in 17 years in the first two months of the year as growth of the world's second-largest economy continues to suffer from its ongoing trade war with the US....

China lowers annual growth forecast as slowdown accelerates

CHINA lowered its growth target for 2019 and announced major tax cuts as it struggles to mitigate risks from its ongoing trade war with the United States.

China's manufacturing sector contracts further in February

CHINA'S purchasing managers' index (PMI) contracted for a third straight month in February, two surveys show as the trade war with the United States persists....

China's manufacturing sector contracts in January for second straight month

CHINA'S vast manufacturing sector contracted for the second straight month in January as factories feel the pain from the on-going trade tensions with the US and tepid domestic demand....

China's growth rate dips to three-decade low in 2018

CHINA'S economy chalked its slowest growth rate in over three decades as it faces a structural slowdown as well as an ongoing trade war with its main trading partner, the United States....

Weak monthly China trade data points to slower growth ahead

CHINA'S exports fell dramatically in December while imports contracted as the ongoing trade war with the United States takes its toll on global trade and fuel worries that the world's second-largest economy is slowing more than expected....

China's manufacturing sector contracts in Dec as trade war hits factories

CHINA'S manufacturing sector contracted last month for the first time in nearly two years as the economy braces for its slowest annual growth since the financial crisis....

OUTLOOK 2019

China growth to slow, economy to remain strained

CHINA'S economy will remain strained next year as deleveraging is set to continue and the trade war hits its supply chain and exports sector, analysts say....

China's November economic data misses expectations

CHINA'S monthly economic data missed expectations, with growth of retail sales and industrial output slowing on weaker domestic and global demand, while the trade war with the United States drags into a sixth month....