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Record rise in import costs dents growth in UK manufacturing - The Guardian

The purchasing managers' index fell from 56.1 in December to 55.9 last month, according to the Markit/Cips survey. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA. Manufacturing sector. Record rise in import costs dents growth in UK manufacturing. Sector posts sixth month ...and more »

'Wall of inflation' is heading for the UK as British factories see their costs hit record high - This is Money

A 'wall of inflation' is heading towards the UK as a record rise in costs for British factories points to an 'inevitable' spike in the cost of living for British consumers, new data shows. British manufacturing companies grew at a decent clip in ...and more »

China's economy shows signs of stabilising as manufacturing activity expands - ABC Online

It is hardly a great economic leap forward, but another solid set of data from China's industrial heartland points to promising start to the year, rather than the rout that ushered in 2016. Key points: Official PMI shows Chinese factory activity ...and more »

China's manufacturing sector continues to improve - Business Insider

Activity levels across China's manufacturing sector continued to improve in January, continuing the solid if not spectacular performance seen in the second half of 2016. The government's manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) fell 0.1 point to ...and more »

January India manufacturing PMI rebounds from demonetization downturn - Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 50.4 in January from December's 49.6. The index returned to the above-50 growth zone after December's sudden drop stemming from the high-value banknotes demonetization ...and more »

Japan manufacturing PMI hits 34-month high in January - Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO --Japan's manufacturing sector has started 2017 on a good footing, with operating conditions improving at the sharpest rate in nearly three years. The Nikkei Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, or PMI, rose to 52.7 in January from ...and more »

Output in the UK's construction industry grew unexpectedly slowly in January - City A.M.

I am City A.M.'s digital editor. Having previously worked at Property Week and M [..] Show more. Follow Emma. Stage One Of The Re-development Of Battersea Power Station Is Complete. Housebuilding continued to be the strongest sub-sector (Source: Getty ...and more »

Inflation seeps into construction market as building growth slows -

Britain's builders increased their output in January, generating more jobs as healthy demand for new homes in particular gave construction firms more work. There are signs of a wobble, however, as growth slowed down a little on the month, and the price ...and more »

UK construction sector grows at slowest pace since Brexit referendum in January - International Business Times UK

Markit PMI falls from 54.2 to 52.2 as inflation cost pressures reach the highest level since August 2008. Dan Cancian. By Dan Cancian. February 2, 2017 09:58 GMT. Autumn Statement 2016: House building October was the first time in four months the ...and more »

UK manufacturing sector begins 2017 on solid footing but inflation costs hit record high - International Business Times UK

Markit PMI meets expectations, as output grows at fastest pace since May 2014 but inflation costs hit record high. Dan Cancian. By Dan Cancian. February 1, 2017 10:07 GMT. automotive industry car manufacturing Britain's manufacturing sector expanded at ...and more »