The Global Manufacturing PMI rises to 51.2 in March from 50.9 previously, the 5th consecutive...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Global Manufacturing PMI rises to 51.2 in March from 50.9 previously, the 5th consecutive increase. For all of Q1, the gauge averaged 51.2 vs. 49.5 in 2012 Q4. Leading the way is China - which recorded its best PMI in nearly a year - and Japan, which returned to expansion for the first time in 10 months.