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Surprise slowdown in pace of expansion comes after several months of improving sentiment
The data firm behind the indices admits the figures do not accurately record the level of change from one month to another.
People are interpreting the latest readings in all sorts of ways.
According to the latest readings, conditions became even worse in May.
Conditions improve but remain at depths unseen outside pandemic and financial crisis
PMI survey reveals some improvement in sentiment after easing of lockdown but reading is still second worst ever
Despite the pandemic highlighting their flaws, we don’t think it’s time to scrap global value chains.
Coronavirus outbreak has driven demand for the restorative properties of orange juice
Data from France offsets better than forecast German activity in PMI surveys
Most companies report falling output with December below expectations
Its companies dominate but a clutch of rivals are looking to close the technology gap on Beijing
The price of carbon credits has surged as governments launch trading schemes
Overall economic activity subdued, executives say
Gauge of activity in factory industry also slips to weakest level in four months
Investment comes as banks hunt for cost savings in currencies trade processing
Companies that were poor performers in 2017 have rebounded sharply
IHS Markit buys Ipreo in bid to compete with Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg
Weaker December figures fail to take gloss off strong three months of growth
PMI surveys point to an acceleration in overall growth