Agence France-PresseApril 1, 2014 04:48
China's manufacturing activity improved slightly in March from the previous month, the government said Tuesday, but analysts said the world's second biggest economy remained weak.
The official purchasing managers index (PMI) was 50.3 in March helped by an improvement in export orders, the National Bureau of Statistics said, up from an eight-month low of 50.2 in February.
The index tracks manufacturing activity in China's factories and workshops and is a closely watched indicator of the health of the economy. A reading above 50 indicates expansion.