China's manufacturing continued to expand in May, but at the slowest pace in nine months, with...

|By:, SA News Editor
China's manufacturing continued to expand in May, but at the slowest pace in nine months, with the Purchasing Managers' Index at 52 vs. 52.9 in April. The government has been pushing ahead with its campaign to cool inflation and the property market, but economists note the PMI has a seasonal pattern of falling in May in any case.