Economic and Market News for 1 February 2018

  • 01 Feb
    UK manufacturing growth slows at start of 2018

    The start of 2018 saw a further easing in the rate of expansion of the UK manufacturing sector. At 55.3 in January, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI ) was...

  • 01 Feb
    Swiss retail trade turnover rises

    Turnover in the Swiss retail sector rose by 1.5% in nominal terms in December 2017 compared with the previous year. Seasonally adjusted, nominal turnover fell by 0.8% compared with the previous...

  • 01 Feb
    Eurozone manufacturing near record high in January

    The eurozone manufacturing sector made a strong start to 2018. Although January saw rates of growth in output and new orders ease from near-record highs at the end of last year, they remained...

  • 01 Feb
    BT group's Openreach announces plan to accelerate fibre programme

    BT group's Openreach division plans to extend its current Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) build target by 50% to reach three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020. Birmingham, Bristol,...


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