Economic data

China manufacturing and Japan’s GDP contracts – Asia markets mixed

Over the last weekend of June 2024, China released its official PMI figures, with the manufacturing PMI remaining at 49.5, the same as in May 2024, indicating a second consecutive month of contraction.

On Monday 1st July 2024, Japan adjusted its first-quarter GDP figures, showing a contraction of 2.9% year-on-year, a revision from the previously reported 1.8%.

Asia markets started the second half 2024 mixed as investors assessed June business activity data from China as well as Japan’s GDP revision.

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