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01 Dec 2011, by in Web links

  • The latest Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index shows new orders falling for the fifth month in a row. Output, employment and (in a way, most worryingly) inventories are all down. The overall Index has been below the break-even mark in four of the last five months and production fell at the fastest rate since April 2009. Markit say the survey data “are consistent with manufacturing output falling at a quarterly rate of approximately 1.5%.”