Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Falling export demand dented Germany's key mechanical engineering sector in October, the VDMA industry federation said Monday.
Muted Chinese manufacturing weighed on global stock markets Monday as investors awaited the release of U.S. data that might provide clearer signs about when the Federal Reserve will cut its monetary stimulus.
The dollar weakened in Asia Monday ahead of a raft of U.S. economic data that will provide a better idea of the future of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program.
Oil prices rose Monday as China's manufacturing growth held steady at a modest pace in November.
Monday, December 2, 2013
South Korea's exports for November rose to US$47.92 billion on the back of robust sales of mobile devices and ships, official data showed Sunday.
Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek Inc., which supplies chips mostly to Chinese phone makers, might benefit from a recent anti-monopoly probe in China into its rival, Qualcomm Inc., according to a foreign brokerage analyst.
Global shipments of touch-enabled notebooks will show a sharp rise in the current half of the year as more consumers get into the habit of using portable devices with touch functions, according to a forecast by DisplaySearch.
Online U.S. shopping for Black Friday deals soared to US$3 billion during a two-day period beginning Thursday, with tablets and cell phones as top must-have items, estimates showed Saturday.
A year after fleeing Spain as its economy tottered on the brink of a full-blown sovereign bailout, foreign investors are coming back.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets this week to decide on the cartel's oil output against a backdrop of slowing crude demand and unrest in member nation Libya.