Factory activity in Asia is weakening due to a global slowdown and cost pressures

Factory activity in Asia is weakening due to a global slowdown and cost pressures

Japan’s August PMI saw the weakest growth since January last year Manufacturing activity in Taiwan is declining in Malaysia China’s slowdown and US demand weigh on Asian economies TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Factory output in Asia mostly weakened in September as a slowdown in demand in China and advanced economies added to pain from…

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market remains tight

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise, but labor market remains tight

Weekly jobless claims rise 6,000 to 260,000 Continuing claims will rise by 48,000 to 1.416 million The trade deficit narrowed by 6.2% to $79.6 billion in June WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market, although overall conditions…