China's official manufacturing PMI, released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Saturday, fell to 49.5 in August from July's reading of 49.7.
An index measuring output, which feeds into a composite PMI due on Wednesday and seen as a good gauge of economic health, rose to 47.9 from 46.9 but also spent its seventh month below the breakeven mark.
ASIAN STRAIN Export-reliant South Korea, Japan and Taiwan saw factory activity shrink, underscoring the growing pain from the tit-for-tat tariff war between the world's two-largest economies.
Britain remains on course to leave the European Union at the end of October, with or without a trade deal. "China trade war, which is continuing to escalate", said Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist at IHS Markit.
And added: "This has impacted hiring plans, with manufacturers maintaining staffing levels ahead of expected rises in production requirements in coming months".
"Where a decrease in new orders was reported, this was linked to weaker domestic and global economic conditions, low market confidence, Brexit concerns, business uncertainty and a slowdown in client spending", IHS Markit said.
Data on Friday showed India's economic growth hit a 6-year low in April-June, raising chances of the central bank cutting interest rates further at its next meeting.
But there are signs the economy may start to lose the support from consumption and capital expenditure.
Any further sign of weakness in domestic demand could add pressure on the Bank of Japan to ramp up stimulus at its rate review on September 18-19, which follows the ECB's latest policy decision and that of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
With its sales overseas hit by a worsening trade climate, a global economic slowdown and an increasingly chaotic run-up to Brexit, the bulk of Germany's growth momentum is been generated domestically - a dependency that leaves it exposed to any weakening of the jobs market.
As a result, manufacturers sped up job cuts, which reached the fastest rate since July 2012.
Authorities later said that a suspicious package with a "destructive device" was left at a bar along the Jersey Shore. Police expected that additional charges will be forthcoming, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey's office said.
Hurricane Dorian has already battered the Bahamas but now it could be heading towards Disney World as it continues to move north. Exclusively 55 of the 1,000 acres of the island are constructed on and about 60 cruise line everlasting residents dwell there.
Bugatti installed a safety seat for the driver and a full roll cage, while some weight-saving measures were implemented as well. Koenigsegg has a tendency to not take these things lying down. "It's to get everything together and working in one auto ".
The authorities had announced that a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France had carried out the attack . The official wouldn't give details and says the motive is unknown so far for the violence in the suburb of Villeurbanne.
But IFRC warned that extensive flooding on the island of Abaco was believed to have contaminated wells with saltwater. That forecast puts Dorian on track to just miss the east coast of Florida, moving northward toward Georgia.
The violence started with a traffic stop, Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said during a news conference. Now twice in the exact same month, the state of Texas has been hurt and scarred by a mass shooting".
More deaths on the ground seemed to have been averted as the crash happened during a lean season at the resort town. A medevac aircraft with three people aboard went missing after it took off from Anchorage, Alaska, on Tuesday.
The 27-year old scored the victor against his former club as the Eagles recorded back to back wins in the English Premier League. The ex-Swansea player was voted man of the match in games against Sheffield United, Manchester United and now Aston Villa .
Jackson evolved into a remarkable third cornerback for the Pats, and Jonathan Jones essentially locked up the nickel corner role. He was activated to the 53-man roster later in the campaign but was on the inactive list for each remaining game.
Bottas has won twice this year and is second in the drivers' standings with 188 points, 62 behind Hamilton. I have grown up at Enstone, starting with Lotus in 2010 and then with Renault", said Ocon.
UK PM holds emergency Brexit talks, fuelling election rumours
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Police identify Texas shooter
Ator killing seven people and injuring over 20, a new report suggests he went ballistic after losing his truck-driving job. Joseph Griffith, 40, was killed as he waited at a traffic light with his wife and two children, the newspaper reported.
Duncan completes €2m move to Fiorentina from Liverpool
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USC QB Daniels exits; X-rays on leg negative
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Rebel UK lawmakers unveil bill to stop no-deal Brexit
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China's Wang moves into quarters
An ankle scare marked Serena Williams' fourth-round win at the US Open , where Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova were beaten. Barty made 39 unforced errors against Wang, with her backhand slice, usually one of her best shots, off-color throughout.
Colts sign QB Brian Hoyer to three-year, $12M contract
Lewis split time on the practice squad and active roster the last two seasons with Buffalo, New England Buffalo and Arizona. Hoyer has a 16-21 career record with a 59.3 completion percentage, 9,902 passing yards, 48 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
US Q2 GDP growth revised down to 2%
Economists predict that overall GDP growth for 2019 will be about 2.5% - below the 3% that the Trump administration predicted. Government investment growth was revised down, and spending on homebuilding contracted again for the sixth straight quarter.