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Upgrading Your Patio? Why It’s More Expensive This Summer

Shipping bottlenecks and commodities costs are helping drive inflation in the U.S. WSJ visits a patio-furniture factory in China to see why refurbishing your backyard could be pricier this year. Photo: Patrick Fok video content 5:30 a.m. July 29, 2021

Didi’s Rough Ride: Why Beijing Is Looking to Rein In Its Tech Giants

After Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi made its Wall Street debut, Beijing said it plans to tighten rules for homegrown companies looking to raise money overseas. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota takes a Didi ride to explain what the crackdown means for China’s tech titans and investors. Photo illustration: Ang Li video content 5:30 a.m. July 9, 2021

China services-sector gauge falls in June

A private gauge of China's services sector hit its lowest growth rate for 14 months in June due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases which reduced travel demand. The Caixin China services purchasing managers index was at 50.3, down sharply from 55.1 in May, Caixin Media Co. and research firm IHS Markit said Monday. 11:00 p.m. July 4, 2021

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China manufacturing activity slows to 3-month low

A private gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in June, as a recent uptick in Covid-19 cases and supply-chain logjams weighed on output and dampened demand. The Caixin China purchasing managers index dropped to 51.3 in June compared with 52.0 in May, Caixin Media Co. and researcher Markit said Thursday.

10:10 p.m. June 30, 2021
Japan's manufacturing sentiment highest since 2018

TOKYO--Sentiment among Japan's large manufacturers rose to the highest level in two and a half years during the second quarter thanks to a recovering global economy. The main index measuring large manufacturers' sentiment was plus 14 in June, compared with plus five in March, according to the Bank of Japan's quarterly tankan corporate survey released Thursday.

8:50 p.m. June 30, 2021
South Korea's export growth slows in June

South Korea's exports grew at a slower but still robust pace in June as the economy sustained a strong recovery from the pandemic. Outbound shipments rose 39.7% from a year earlier to $54.80 billion, following May's 45.6% surge, which was the fastest pace in more than three decades. The slower growth in June reflected that the boosting effects of a low comparison base in the previous year are fading.

8:49 p.m. June 30, 2021
China's nonmanufacturing growth slows in June

BEIJING--An official measure of growth in China's nonmanufacturing industries eased in June from May as a recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases hindered recovery. The nonmanufacturing purchasing-managers index dropped to 53.5 in June from 55.2 in May, but remained above the 50 mark, which separates expansion from contraction, according to the data released Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics.

10:32 p.m. June 29, 2021
China's official manufacturing PMI dips in June

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's factory activity dropped slightly in June, as chip and power supply shortages slowed the expansion of production, official data showed Wednesday. China's official manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 50.9 from 51.0 in May, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

10:31 p.m. June 29, 2021
Chips Are Difficult to Make, Even Harder During a Supply Crunch

A global chip shortage is affecting how quickly we can drive a car off the lot or buy a new laptop. WSJ visits a fabrication plant in Singapore to see the complex process of chip making and how one manufacturer is trying to overcome the shortage. Photo: Edwin Cheng for The Wall Street Journal video content

6:45 a.m. June 3, 2021
China's factory-gate prices rise sharply in April

BEIJING--China's factory-gate prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in April, fueled by rapidly climbing costs for metals, oil and other materials. The producer price index rose 6.8% in April from a year earlier, accelerating from March's 4.4% increase, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday.

11:28 p.m. May 10, 2021
Australian business conditions hit record high

SYDNEY--Australian business conditions rose to a fresh record high in April, according to a monthly survey by National Australia Bank. The business conditions index was 32 in April, up from 24 points in March. Business confidence also set a new survey high of 26 index points in April, up from 17 points in March.

9:46 p.m. May 9, 2021

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