UK Manufacturing Sector Buoyed By Domestic Demand

British manufacturers reported robust growth last month and rising inflation pressures, adding to the chances that the Bank of England will raise interest rates on Thursday for the first time in a decade.The IHS Markit/CIPS manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 56.3 in October from an upwardly revised 56.0 in September. This was above its long-run average and bucking economists’ forecasts in a Reuters poll for a slight fall.UK manufacturing made an impressive start to the final quarter of 2017 as increased inflows of new work encouraged firms to ramp up production once again,” said Rob Dobson, a senior economist at IHS Markit, which compiled the data.

Source: UK factories r eport stronger activity in October – IHS Markit – Reuters

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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA at OANDA
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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