[BEIJING] Factory activity in China unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting sharply to a record low, but the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus is expected to keep businesses...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged by the most since 2012 to a 2-1/2-year high last week, as companies in the services sectors laid off workers because of...

China's factory activity posts record contraction as coronavirus bites

[BEIJING] Growth in China's factory activity faltered in January, an official survey showed, as export orders fell and an outbreak of a new virus added to risks facing the world's second largest...

[TOKYO] Japan's factory activity contracted for a ninth straight month in January but at the slowest pace in five months, possibly reflecting easing US-China trade tensions and alleviating fears...

[BEIJING] Factory activity in China unexpectedly returned to growth in November for the first time in seven months, as domestic demand picked up on Beijing's accelerated stimulus measures to...

JAPAN'S factory activity shrank for a seventh consecutive month in November, as domestic and export demand remained in the doldrums and reinforced the challenge facing policymakers trying to prop...

FACTORY activity across the euro zone contracted sharply last month as demand was again stifled by the US trade war with China and the persistent lack of clarity over Britain's departure from the...

FACTORY activity contracted across Asia and Europe last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure on...

[HONG KONG] Factory activity contracted in most Asian countries last month as an escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing raised fears of a global economic downturn and heaped pressure...