China's PMI rises slightly in March, but comes in a bit below expectations, the official gauge...

|By:, SA News Editor

China's PMI rises slightly in March, but comes in a bit below expectations, the official gauge at 53.4 vs. 52.2 in February. Perhaps more importantly, the input price index falls a bit to 68.3 from 70.1. HSBC's private survey shows slightly different numbers, but tells the same story.