The HSBC China Manufacturing PMI for April is due at 2145GMT.

  • March was 51.6
  • The ‘flash’ reading for April (released April 23) was 50.5
  • Expectations for this final release are at 50.5 also

Yesterday we got the ‘official’ manufacturing PMI out of China (public holiday’s don’t stop official releases in China); it came in at 50.6 (vs. expected at 50.7 and prior at 50.9)