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How the Chip Shortage Is Forcing Auto Makers to Adapt

The number of semiconductors in a modern car, from the ignition to the braking system, can exceed a thousand. As the global chip shortage drags on, car makers from General Motors to Tesla find themselves forced to adjust p...

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How Beijing’s Scrutiny Could Affect Tencent's Videogame Empire

China’s Tencent is backing the developers of blockbuster videogames such as “Pokémon Unite” and “League of Legends.” But Beijing’s crackdown on the industry at home, including when minors can play online games, could affec...

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Upgrading Your Patio? Why It’s More Expensive This Summer

Shipping bottlenecks and commodities costs are helping drive inflation in the U.S. WSJ visits a patio-furniture factory in China to see why refurbishing your backyard could be pricier this year. Photo: Patrick Fok

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Didi’s Rough Ride: Why Beijing Is Looking to Rein In Its Tech Giants

After Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi made its Wall Street debut, Beijing said it plans to tighten rules for homegrown companies looking to raise money overseas. WSJ’s Yoko Kubota takes a Didi ride to explain what the cra...

China services-sector gauge falls in June

A private gauge of China's services sector hit its lowest growth rate for 14 months in June due to the uptick in Covid-19 cases which reduced travel demand. The Caixin China services purchasing managers index was at 50.3, ...

China manufacturing activity slows to 3-month low

A private gauge of China's manufacturing activity fell to a three-month low in June, as a recent uptick in Covid-19 cases and supply-chain logjams weighed on output and dampened demand. The Caixin China purchasing managers...

Japan's manufacturing sentiment highest since 2018

TOKYO--Sentiment among Japan's large manufacturers rose to the highest level in two and a half years during the second quarter thanks to a recovering global economy. The main index measuring large manufacturers' sentiment ...

South Korea's export growth slows in June

South Korea's exports grew at a slower but still robust pace in June as the economy sustained a strong recovery from the pandemic. Outbound shipments rose 39.7% from a year earlier to $54.80 billion, following May's 45.6% ...

China's nonmanufacturing growth slows in June

BEIJING--An official measure of growth in China's nonmanufacturing industries eased in June from May as a recent resurgence in Covid-19 cases hindered recovery. The nonmanufacturing purchasing-managers index dropped to 53....

China's official manufacturing PMI dips in June

BEIJING--An official gauge of China's factory activity dropped slightly in June, as chip and power supply shortages slowed the expansion of production, official data showed Wednesday. China's official manufacturing purchas...

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