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....

[BEIJING] China's factory activity improved in February but remained in contractionary territory for a third month as the world's second-largest economy continued to struggle with weak...

[BEIJING] The first official gauge of China's manufacturing sector in February showed activity contracting further, with a series of domestic holidays, the global slowdown and uncertainty...

[TOKYO] Japan's factory output posted the biggest decline in a year in January in a sign slowing Chinese demand and the Sino-US trade war were taking a toll on the country's...

CHANGES in inventory did not drive the gap between electronics output and exports in the first six months of the year, the Ministry of Trade and Industry reiterated.

SINGAPORE ECONOMY

THE tide may be turning for the ailing construction sector, which has been a persistent drag on growth, a government economist has said.

SINGAPORE ECONOMY

THE rise of the "fab-less" semiconductor company was one reason for the recent gap between Singapore's electronics output and exports, official economy watchers confirmed....