Manufacturing PMI comes in at a miss, 51.6

  • expected 52.0
  • prior 52.4

More, via Reuters:

  • Weakening property market and tighter pollution rules that are forcing many steels mills, smelters and factories to curtail production over the winter
  • A recovery for China's manufacturing and industrial firms -- boosted by government spending, a resilient property market and unexpected strength in exports -- has helped the economy post better-than-expected growth of nearly 6.9 percent through the first nine months of this year.

AUD slipping a little on the data.