HSBC China flash PMI falls for the third consecutive month to an 11-month low of 47.7 (down from...

|By:, SA News Editor

HSBC China flash PMI falls for the third consecutive month to an 11-month low of 47.7 (down from 48.2 in June). The Shanghai Composite is off 0.34% in early trading. Elsewhere, the Nikkei slips 0.75%, the Hang Seng posts fractional losses, and Australian shares outperform, rising 0.36% and holding steady above 5,000.