China's August HSBC PMI declines to 47.6 from 49.3 in July, and from the flash estimate of 47.8....

|By:, SA News Editor
China's August HSBC PMI declines to 47.6 from 49.3 in July, and from the flash estimate of 47.8. It's the lowest print since the dark days of March 2009. The number falls into the "so bad it's good" category, with Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Sydney all reversing early losses to turn higher as thoughts turn to stimulus out of Beijing. S&P 500 futures, -0.5% earlier, now off 0.2%.