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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 [...]

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China manufacturing activity improves in August

China manufacturing activity improves in August

Manufacturing activity in China grew for the first time in four months in August, two separate surveys have revealed. Firstly, the official China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP) said its purchasing managers’ index (PMI) edged higher to 50.9 last month from July’s reading of 50.7. The index remains just above the crucial 50 level, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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UK manufacturing activity hits 20-month low

UK manufacturing activity hits 20-month low

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity slowed in May. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dropped to 52.1 in May, from a reading of 54.4 in April. The reading was much lower than the 54.1 expected by analysts and the lowest reading since [...]

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UK service sector activity hits 13-month high in March

UK service sector activity hits 13-month high in March

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector surged ahead in March, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high of 57.1 last month - from February’s reading of 52.6. Analysts had expected the index to remain broadly unchanged. The reading means the [...]

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UK construction activity eases in March

UK construction activity eases in March

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK construction activity eased slightly in March. The PMI edged lower to 56.4 in March, from February’s 8-month high of 56.5 - albeit better than forecasts of 54.8. However, the index remains above the crucial 50 mark, which indicates [...]

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UK manufacturing activity slows in March

UK manufacturing activity slows in March

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has today revealed UK manufacturing activity slowed more than expected in March. The closely-watched CIPS/Markit manufacturing PMI dropped to 57.1 in March - a five-month low - down from a revised 60.9 in February. The reading was much lower than the 60.5 [...]

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UK service sector activity slows in February

UK service sector activity slows in February

Growth in the UK’s closely-watched service sector slowed in February, figures have revealed today. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Markit purchasing managers’ index (PMI) fell to 52.6 in February from January’s eight month high of 54.5. Analysts had expected the index to hit a level of 54.0 in February. December saw a negative [...]

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