China Is Back

China's manufacturing sector put in a strong showing with the release of last night's HSBC purchasing managers' index figures. The private survey climbed to 51.9 in January, its best showing in two years -- back when China was cranking out a 9.8% GDP. Some analysts, skeptical of official government statistics, view the HSBC figure as more trustworthy.

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