Euro zone factory downturn deepened at end of 2019: PMI

LONDON (Reuters) – Factories across the euro zone ended 2019 in poor shape with activity contracting…

German factory activity shrinks again in December: PMI

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s export-dependent manufacturing sector contracted further in December as the rate of decline…

French manufacturing growth slows in December: PMI

PARIS (Reuters) – French manufacturing growth eased in December compared with the previous month, a survey…

Hyundai, Kia sales drop to seven-year low on China weakness, forecast better 2020

By Joyce Lee and Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> and affiliate…

Xiaomi to invest $7 billion in 5G, AI and IoT over next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp will invest more than 50 billion yuan ($7.18…

Singapore posts decade-low growth as trade war bruises output

By Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s economy expanded at its slowest pace…

Irish factory activity shrinks slightly in December: PMI

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish factory activity contracted slightly in December due to tumbling orders from overseas…

South Korea December factory activity returns to growth as export orders expand most in 18 months: PMI

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s factory activity returned to growth in December, snapping seven straight months…

Major commercial plane crash deaths worldwide fell by more than 50% in 2019: group

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes…

Czech PM would allow higher 2020 budget deficit if slowdown worsens

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech government could allow the 2020 central state budget deficit to grow…

More drugmakers hike U.S. prices as new year begins

By Michael Erman NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Bristol-Myers Squibb Co <BMY.N>, Gilead Sciences Inc…

Exclusive: Airbus beats goal with 863 jet deliveries in 2019, ousts Boeing from top spot

By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus has become the world’s largest planemaker for the first…