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News Tag: export orders

August 2, 2010

UK manufacturing activity slows further in July

by Kay Murchie
”UK
The CIPS/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity slowed further in July. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dipped slightly from 57.6 in June to 57.3 in July. However, the reading exceeded forecasts of 57.0 and is still close to May’s 15-year high of 58.1. Furthermore, the sector has now expanded for a whole year and it remains way ...




July 1, 2010

UK manufacturing activity drops from 15-year high in June

by Kay Murchie
”UK
The CIPS/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity slowed from its 15-year high in June. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dipped from 58 in May to 57.5 in June. The dip suggests the sector’s recovery may have peaked but it is still above the crucial 50 mark, which represents growth, and was in line with ...




February 1, 2010

Small manufacturers benefit from weak pound

by Kay Murchie
”Small
The latest quarterly SME Trends Survey by the CBI has found that small and medium-sized manufacturers are starting to stabilise after seven quarters of decline. According to the business body, manufacturers are starting to benefit from the weakness of the pound, which has fallen slightly against the US dollar over the last few months. The survey found that 27% of respondents experienced ...