China: A strategic agreement has been signed with a subsidiary of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) and Siemens, under which both parties will fully cooperate in such areas as technology R&D, equipment manufacturing and local and global EPC projects.
China: Brazilian aerospace conglomerate is considering building a commercial-aircraft factory in China in the next two years. This could point to a potential shift in approach after the company shut down its plant in China in 2016.
Singapore: The nation’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) in October 2017 recorded a rise of 0.6 point from September to reach an expansion at 52.6 points, a record high since December 2009.
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Singapore: The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation, Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association and Singapore Industrial Automation Association recently inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU), witnessed by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister, Prime Minister’s office, Second Minister for manpower and Second Minister for home affairs.