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  • H.S. Borji

    The UK manufacturing industry had a solid first quarter, despite cooling somewhat from the near-record growth rates seen in the second half of 2013. Increased production and new business continued to drive recovery, with February experiencing the fastest pace of job creation in 33 months, according to Markit Group. The Office for National Statistics will

  • H.S. Borji

    UK manufacturing activity maintained its robust pace in February, with job creation reaching the highest level in 33 months. Markit Group’s gauge of UK manufacturing activity increased from 56.7 to 56.9. A median estimate of economists polled by Reuters called for a narrow drop of 0.2 percentage points. A reading above 50 is a general