industrial

China, India Report Manufacturing Growth

Manufacturing output jumped in China and India in October, breaking with the rest of Asia. China%u2019s official Purchasing Managers Index gained to 54.7 in October, from 53.8 a month earlier, The Wall Street Journal said. A reading above 50 signals expansion and a reading under 50 means output contracted.

Daimler Denies Offer for Fiat Industrial Unit

Daimler AG (DDAIF) denied that is in talks with Fiat SpA (FIATY) about taking over the Italian carmaker%u2019s industrial operations. "There are no talks on this with Fiat," Daimler spokesman Florian Martens told Bloomberg News. "In our industry at this time, everyone is talking with everyone and so are we."