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Official data for UK add to picture of manufacturing strength and construction woes

Official data for UK add to picture of manufacturing strength and...

Official data on the output of manufacturing and construction in October highlight the divergent trends in the UK economy, as rising exports boost the goods producing sector but weak domestic demand hinders the construction industry. The data are in line...

Bitcoin halo effect does not deter short sellers

Bitcoin halo effect does not deter short sellers

The increase in bitcoin price has been met with skepticism by short sellers, who have recently increased bets against Bitcoin Investment Trust. Short interest is also rising in firms which have enjoyed a halo effect based on their involvement in the...

Week Ahead  Economic Preview

Week Ahead Economic Preview

Next week sees December Flash PMI releases, providing insights into the health of the US, eurozone and Japanse economies at the end of the fourth quarter.

Monthly PMI Overview

Monthly PMI Overview

The following is an extract from IHS Markit's monthly PMI overview presentation. For the full report please click on the link at the bottom of the article.

Record growth of European chemicals output in November

Record growth of European chemicals output in November

The latest Europe Sector PMI® data from IHS Markit showed surging output across a range of manufacturing sectors in November. Chemicals recorded the fastest expansion in production since the series began in January 1998,...

Global manufacturing PMI hits highest since March 2011

Global manufacturing PMI hits highest since March 2011

The global manufacturing PMI rose to its highest for over six-and-a-half years in November, with output, new orders and employment growth all strengthening. Even better news came on the broadening out of the upturn: for the first time in over a decade, no...