IHS Markit said its flash manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to 52.2 in November from 51.3 in October. This is the fastest rate since April. Meanwhile the flash services purchasing managers index in November rose to 51.6 from 50.6. This is the quickest expansion since July. Any reading above 50 indicates improving conditions. The flash estimate is typically based on approximately 85%“90% of total survey responses each month. Manufacturers registered a solid rise in new orders in November. There was a small upturn in service sector new business. Both manufacturers and service...

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The flash reading of the IHS Markit/CIPS flash U.K. services purchasing managers index fell to a 40-month low in November of 48.6, from 50 in October. The manufacturing PMI meanwhile slipped to a two-month low of 48.3 versus 49.6 in October. "The weak survey data puts the economy on course for a 0.2% drop in GDP in the fourth quarter, and also pushes the PMI further into territory that would...

The flash reading of the eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to a 3-month high of 46.6 in November, up from 45.9 in October. The PMI was slightly above the FactSet-compiled economist consensus for a 46.4 consensus, but below the 50 level, indicating purchasing managers were reporting contractionary conditions. The flash services PMI meanwhile fell to a 10-month low of 51.5 in...

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The headline UK retail sales came in to show an unexpected fall of 0.1% in October as compared to 0.2% growth expected and a flat reading recorded in the previous month. Meanwhile, the core retail sales, stripping the auto motor fuel sales, also fell by 0.3% MoM as against consensus estimates pointing to a 0.2% growth and previous. On an annualized basis, the UK retail sales rose 3.1% in...

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Australian employment unexpectedly declined in October, rekindling the prospect for additional interest-rate reductions and sending the local currency lower. Jobs fell 19,000 from September, compared with economistsforecast of a 15,000 gain; the unemployment rate increased to 5.3% versus an estimated 5.2%. Full-time positions declined by 10,300; part-time roles fell 8,700....

Americans paid higher prices for gasoline, medical treatment and recreation in October, but inflation more broadly remained low and fairly stable. The consumer price index jumped 0.4% in October, with energy accounting for more than half the increase, the government said Wednesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 0.3% advance. The increase in the cost of living over the past...

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