construction

Last week IHS Markit released the monthly UK PMI's covering the manufacturing, construction and services sector for the month of December. According to the report, the Purchase Manager's Index surveys showed that, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the activity across the sectors remained resilient. Growth was seen rising at ...

2018-01-17 John Benjamin Read more
manufacturing PMI

UK Manufacturing PMI Strengthens The headline Manufacturing PMI reading rose by 3.1% in April to hit 57.3, well above expectations. The increase was fuelled mainly by strength in new orders, driven by domestic and foreign demand. An increase in inventories of new purchases also supported the rise. Employment and suppliers’ delivery time were ro...

2017-07-26 James Harte Read more
UK Jobs_0404

Manufacturing and construction PMI slows in March Services PMI rises to the highest level this year UK all-sector PMI suggests UK’s GDP might have expanded at a pace of 0.4% in the first quarter of 2017 Weak readings in manufacturing and construction suggests worsening conditions in the coming months Consumer-focused services saw...

2017-04-07 John Benjamin Read more
US Dollar Index

The US dollar opened the week on a firm footing after last Friday's speech from Janet Yellen sparked a bullish rally in the greenback. With rate hike expectations brought forward, for as early as the FOMC meeting in late September, the US dollar managed to maintain the momentum. Monday was largely quiet. The UK markets were closed on account of...

2016-09-02 John Benjamin Read more
Australian Dollar_AUD

Australian first quarter GDP beat estimates, rising 1.10% on the quarter with the year over year GDP recorded at 3.10%. UK manufacturing PMI rebounds in May, rising back above 50 and US ISM Manufacturing PMI expands to 51.3 in May. Today’s Economic events Australia AIG Manufacturing Index 51.0 vs. 53.4 Japan capital spending q/y 4.20% v...

2016-06-01 John Benjamin Read more