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  • U.S. Manufacturing Index Drops More Than Expected In April

    UNITED STATES, 2017/05/03 Increase in U.S. manufacturing activity slowed additional than expected in the month of April, the Institute for Supply Management revealed in a statement released on Monday. The ISM said its purchasing managers index dropped to 54.8 in April from 57.2 in March, although a reading above 50 still indicates increase in the manufacturing sector. Economists had expected the index to dip to 56.5.
  • US manufacturing slows down in October but construction booming: up 17.2%

    UNITED STATES, 2015/11/10 The index stood at 50.1. Any number above 50 is considered expansion. The strong US dollar has hurt exports and caused a number of job cuts at plants across the country. According to the ISM, the number of manufacturing jobs declined by 8% last month compared to September. The index for new orders rose to 52.9 up from 50.1, suggesting the slowdown may end in the coming months. A decrease in spending by the oil industry has as well taken its toll on manufacturing and is likely to continue to do so, analysts said.
  • U.S. manufacturers freeze employment

    UNITED STATES, 2015/05/02 U.S. manufacturers are still growing, but they are no longer adding workers, according to a survey of industry executives released Friday. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing conditions was unchanged in April at 51.5% — above the 50% cutoff between expansion and contraction. New orders rose for the initial time in five months, and companies increased production to its highest level since the end of 2014. From presently on manufacturers as well scaled back employment to the lowest level since September 2009, just as the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession. The ISM employment index fell to 48.3% from 50% in March. It’s only the third time the index has turned negative since 2010. In March, manufacturers reduced employment for the initial time since mid-2013, preliminary government data show. And the industry has added only 18,000 jobs in the initial three months of the year vs. a 45,000 gain in the initial quarter of 2014.
  • China billionaires take Tesla for example

    CHINA, 2015/04/30 US-based electric automaker Tesla Motors has swiftly graduated from being a new energy startup to a fully fledged automaker that has its shares traded publicly and expands on a world level. While it still has just one model in its dealerships, the carmaker has a successful business model so far, which allowed it to be intensely courted by investors and as well plan huge investments – such as the world’s major battery production facility. Its business model is as well one to be noted in a specific automotive segment – electric cars. And their influence has spread all the way to China – which has numerous billionaires willing to invest in the automotive field, since the country is the planet’s biggest auto market.
  • New York Manufacturing Index Unexpectedly Pulls Back To 1.5 In October

    UNITED STATES, 2013/10/23 Business conditions for New York manufacturers were little changed in the month of October, according to a statement released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Tuesday. The statement showed that the general business conditions index fell to 1.5 in October from 6.3 in September. A positive reading indicates an increase in regional manufacturing activity, although economists had expected the index to climb to 7.0. Paul Dales, Senior U.S. Economist at Capital Economics, said, "The fall in the U.S. Empire National manufacturing index in October … shows that the government shutdown and deficit ceiling crisis are hitting sentiment. But the decline could have been much larger and it may not translate into a large fall in activity."
  • New York Manufacturing Conditions Continue To Improve In March

    UNITED STATES, 2013/03/19 While the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released a report on Friday showing that conditions for New York manufacturers continued to improve in March, the pace of improvement unexpectedly showed a modest slowdown compared to the previous month.
  • US manufacturing activity rebounded in February,

    UNITED STATES, 2013/03/17 US manufacturing activity rebounded in February, thanks to a strong increase in vehicle production. Factory production rose a seasonally adjusted 0.8% in February from the previous month, next falling 0.3% in January, the Federal Reserve said.
  • Brazil Factory Sector Growth Accelerates In November

    BRAZIL, 2012/12/15 Activity in the Brazilian manufacturing sector increased at a notably faster pace in November, helped by strong increase in work intakes and production, data from a survey by Markit Economics and HSBC Bank showed Monday. The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the manufacturing sector increased to 52.2 in November from 50.2 in October. An index reading above 50 indicates expansion, and one below signal contraction.
  • U.S. Wholesale Inventories Rise 0.5%, Slightly More Than Expected 2012-10-11

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