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Economy

Global trade uptick boosts Asian manufacturing

November PMI hits yearl-to-date high in five economies

Customers check out an iPhone X at an Apple Store in Singapore on Nov. 3.   © Reuters

HONG KONG Strengthening economies on both sides of the Pacific are lifting global trade, as well as Asia's manufacturing sector. Seven of the 12 economies surveyed by The Nikkei -- Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines -- posted highs for the year in their purchasing managers indexes in November.

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