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Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI signals best quarter since early-2014

Japan Flash Manufacturing PMI signals best quarter since early-2014

Japanese goods producers are enjoying their best quarter since the start of 2014 having seen business conditions improve to the greatest extent in nearly four years in December, setting the scene for the industrial upturn to extend into next year.

Indonesia Manufacturing PMI surveys point to steady fourth quarter growth

Indonesia Manufacturing PMI surveys point to steady fourth quarter...

Manufacturing conditions in Indonesia improved in November after a disappointing start to the fourth quarter, indicating further steady economic growth as we head towards the end of the year. However, the PMI survey also showed a further fall in employment,...

UK inflation close to six-year high in November as cost pressures intensify

UK inflation close to six-year high in November as cost pressures...

UK inflation rose to a near six-year high in November, and chances are that it could rise further before starting to ease again later in 2018. The upturn pushes the inflation rate into letter-writing territory, forcing the Bank of England’s governor Mark...

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...

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.

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...