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Caixin China General Services PMI™

Summary – Services and Composite PMI data

Caixin China Composite PMI™ data (which covers both manufacturing and services) indicated a second successive monthly expansion of overall business activity in China during April. That said, the rate of activity growth eased since March to signal only a marginal rate of increase, with the composite index posting 50.8, down from 51.3.

April data indicated that growth of Chinese business activity continued to be led by the service sector, as output broadly stagnated at manufacturers. That said, the rate of services activity growth slowed slightly since March, with the Caixin China General Services Business Activity Index posting 51.8 in April, down from 52.2 in March. Moreover, this indicated that the pace of service sector expansion remained modest overall, and slower than the historical series average.

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Craig Erlam

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Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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