Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index
reports that domestic demand drove new business growth, as new export orders rose only marginally, and at the weakest rate since October.
The headline Purchasing Managers Index
(PMI) score for May was 56.5 from 55.1 in April.
The US non-manufacturing purchasing managers index
reading for August was 51.4 versus July's 55.5.
The purchasing managers index
(PMI) dropped from 47.8 in July to 47.3
The HSBC Egypt Purchasing Managers Index
edged up to 49.8 in April, almost touching the 50 mark, above which signals growth in activity.
Summary: The Lebanese private sector saw a slight decline in December, the BLOM Purchasing Managers Index
showed, as Lebanese companies scaled back production and reduced their employment levels.
The HSBC/Markit purchasing managers index
for the services industry was at 47.1 in October from 44.6 in September.
HSBC's monthly purchasing managers index
fell to 49.2 in May.
economic outlook following the release of a weaker-than-expected Chicago-area purchasing managers index
for April, brokers said.
Both European and UK manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers Index
) data fell short of expectations with the second steepest decline in UK manufacturing in the 20-year history of the index.
Also, the Chicago purchasing managers index
dropped to 52.7 last month from 56.2; economists were expecting an increase to 56.8.