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Households more optimistic about their finances

Households more optimistic about their finances

Household finances are still deteriorating, but at a slower rate, according to the Markit household finance index. The index increased from 37.5 in July to 38.9 in August, with figures above 50 representing a positive change in household finances, and figures below 50 representing a negative change. The August figure represents the third consecutive monthly [...]

August 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Falling inflation boosts households’ financial confidence

Falling inflation boosts households’ financial confidence

UK Households are feeling less pessimistic about their finances following a fall in inflation last month, according to the latest Markit Household Finance Index. The index, which is designed to give the earliest indication of actual changes in household finances each month, has increased from 37.0 to 37.5. Although this is still significantly below 50.0, [...]

July 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More
UK manufacturing activity contracts in October

UK manufacturing activity contracts in October

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity contracted last month. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI sank to 47.4 in October from September’s reading of 50.8. Today’s survey means the index has fallen below the crucial 50 mark – which separates growth from expansion. [...]

November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK third quarter GDP surprises

UK third quarter GDP surprises

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed the UK economy expanded by a better-than-expected 0.5% in the July to September period. This compares with a 0.1% growth rate for the second quarter and was better than the 0.3% expected by most economists. The better performance was attributed to production sector output, which rose [...]

Markit: Household finances continue to be squeezed

Markit: Household finances continue to be squeezed

The Markit Household Finance Index (HFI) has today published a gloomy report as families’ finances were slightly worse in October than in September. Meanwhile, Markit’s HFI, which measures prospects for finances over the coming year, dived to 34.5 this month, from September’s reading of 42.2. The reading represented the lowest in the survey’s history and [...]

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UK manufacturing activity recovers in September

UK manufacturing activity recovers in September

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity bounced back last month. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI rose to 51.1 in September from August’s reading of 49.4. Activity has contracted for the last three months and today’s survey means the index has moved back [...]

October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK service sector activity suffers sharp drop in August

UK service sector activity suffers sharp drop in August

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector slowed in August, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) slowed at the fastest pace in over a decade to 51.1 in August from July’s reading of 55.4. The fall represented the second largest on record and was much [...]

September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK construction growth slows further in August

UK construction growth slows further in August

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed growth in the UK construction industry weakened in August. The PMI dipped to 52.6 in August from July’s reading of 53.5 – however, the figure was in line with expectations. Furthermore, the index remains above the crucial 50 mark, which [...]

September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK manufacturing activity hits 26-month low

UK manufacturing activity hits 26-month low

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity contracted at the fastest pace in more than two years in August. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI fell to 49.0 last month from an upwardly revised 49.4 in July. The latest figure means the index remains [...]

September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK service sector grows at stronger pace

UK service sector grows at stronger pace

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector grew at the strongest pace in 4 months in July, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) surged to 55.4 last month from June’s reading of 53.9. The rise was unexpected after analysts had expected the index to fall [...]

August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK construction growth slows further in July

UK construction growth slows further in July

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed growth in the UK construction industry slowed in July. The PMI dipped to 53.5 in July from June’s reading of 53.6 – however, the figure beat expectations of a reading of 53.0. Furthermore, the index remains above the crucial 50 [...]

August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK manufacturing activity contracts in July

UK manufacturing activity contracts in July

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing contracted in July – the first time since the UK was in recession two years ago. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI fell to 49.1 last month from a revised 51.4 in June. The index is now below [...]

August 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK service sector growth sees slight rise in June

UK service sector growth sees slight rise in June

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector rose slightly last month, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) edged higher to 53.9 in June from May’s three-month low of 53.8. The result confounded analysts’ expectations of a fall to 53.5. The index continues to remain above [...]

July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK construction growth slows in June

UK construction growth slows in June

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed the UK construction industry slowed in June. The PMI dipped to 53.6 in June from May’s reading of 54 – however, the figure was broadly in line with expectations. Furthermore, the index remains above the crucial 50 mark, which separates [...]

July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Euro zone manufacturing growth sinks to 18-month low, unemployment up

Euro zone manufacturing growth sinks to 18-month low, unemployment up

Manufacturing activity in the 17-member euro zone fell in June to an 18-month low, figures showed today. The Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted a reading of 52.0 in June from May’s reading of 54.6. However, the index continues to remain above the crucial 50 level which indicates expansion. The slowdown was attributed to the [...]

July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK manufacturing activity hits 21-month low

UK manufacturing activity hits 21-month low

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing grew at its slowest rate in almost two years in June. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dived to a 21-month low of 51.3 last month from May’s reading of 52. June’s reading was slightly lower than the [...]

Euro zone services sector sees slower growth

Euro zone services sector sees slower growth

A survey has revealed that activity in the euro zone services sector eased in May. The closely-watched Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) services index edged lower to 56.0 in May from April’s reading of 56.7. However, the index remains above the crucial 50 mark, which separates growth from contraction and it has now been above [...]

June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK service sector activity sinks to 3-month low in May

UK service sector activity sinks to 3-month low in May

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector slowed in May, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) eased to a 3-month low of 53.8 in May from 54.3 the previous month. Analysts had expected the index to be around the 54.0 level. However, the index remains [...]

June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK construction activity surprises in May

UK construction activity surprises in May

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK construction activity beat expectations last month. The PMI rose to 54.0 in May, from April’s reading of 53.3 – beating expectations of 53.6. Furthermore, the index remains above the crucial 50 mark, which indicates expansion. Commenting on the [...]

June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Euro zone manufacturing growth slows in May

Euro zone manufacturing growth slows in May

Manufacturing activity in the 17-member euro zone fell in May, figures showed today. The Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) posted a reading of 54.6 in May, from April’s level of 58. However, the index continues to remain above the crucial 50 level which indicates expansion. The slowdown was attributed to the nation’s weaker economies, which [...]

June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More