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Manufacturers' sentiment split in East Asia and ASEAN in May PMI

Japan and South Korea brace for further slump as US-China trade war escalates

SINGAPORE -- Manufacturers in Japan and South Korea are turning gloomier about the impact of the U.S.-China trade spat, with sentiment falling to its lowest point in years, the May Nikkei Purchasing Managers' Index showed.

Southeast Asian manufacturers, on the other hand, were more optimistic about the coming months, foreseeing steady domestic demand despite the trade uncertainty.

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