Asian shares recorded a positive but cautious increase on Tuesday as figures from China indicated that the factory sector regained momentum.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares acquired 1.1% and Japan’s benchmark index Nikkei added 1.0% after a tumultuous start. South Korea’s .KS11 finished its session with 2% gains.
China’s official manufacturing purchasing manager’s index (PMI) was monitored to have landed on 52.0 mark in March. The index surpassed the 45.0 outlook and recovered from a low ground of 35.7 in February.
However, analysts warned about inaccuracy in figures since the parameter follows the net balance of companies disclosing an expansion or contraction. If a company reoperated after shutdown, it would be filed under expansion and would leave out information about the overall level of activity.