Tuesday, May 05, 2009

India and China Mfg. Data Fuel Rise in Optimism

Financial Times -- India’s manufacturing sector grew in April for the first time in five months, spurring hopes of an end to falling growth estimates and contracting exports. The ABN-Amro Bank purchasing managers’ index index rose to 53.3 in April from 49.5 a month earlier, buoyed by higher demand for goods from Indian factories and stock building (see chart above). The reading is the highest since October and reflects a steady rise in orders since the global economic downturn undermined the index at the end of last year.

Meanwhile, the purchasing managers’ index for Chinese manufacturing published by CLSA, the Hong Kong-based brokerage, rose to 50.1 in April from 44.8 a month earlier, signalling an expansion in factory output for the first time in nine months (see chart above).


1 Comments:

At 5/05/2009 9:45 AM, Blogger 1 said...

"India’s manufacturing sector grew in April for the first time in five months, spurring hopes of an end to falling growth estimates and contracting exports"...

In the mean time what will happen to our domestic manufacturing and fuel rise?

From the Foundry: The Energy Tax Threat to Our Natural Gas Future...

The Obama administration wants to slap a massive energy tax on natural gas to pay for their trillion dollar deficits.

From the WSJ dated 4-30: U.S. Gas Fields Go From Bust to Boom

 

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