BOJ stands pat on policy, warns of weak factory output

The Bank of Japan on Tuesday maintained its massive asset buying program but offered a bleaker view on factory output, following signs that the world's third-largest economy was hit harder than expected by a sales tax increase in April.

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Japan August machinery orders seen rising slightly, current account surplus trimmed

Japan's August core machinery orders due next week are expected to rise modestly for a third straight month, a Reuters poll found - doing little to ease fears that the government's growth-promotion policies aren't working fast enough.

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China September factory activity edges up on stronger orders but employment shrinks

Activity in China's manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory employment slumped to a 5-1/2-year low, a survey showed on Tuesday, a potential source of worry for Communist leaders who prize social stability above all else.

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Asia braces for the worst from China factory survey

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday as a periodic bout of angst over China combined with the U.S. dollar's recent meteoric run to pile pressure on commodity prices.

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France's Aulnay plant closes shop

Like a death in the family, union members of PSA Peugeot Citroen factory located in Aulnay, France mourn the closure of the 40 year old plan.

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Asian factory blues remain, exports plunge

Asian factories were knocked again and the halt in growth is expected to last for nine months.

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