service sector

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service sector

that part of the economy concerned with the provision of a wide variety of personal and business services: hairdressing and tourism, transport and retailing, banking and insurance, etc. The service sector together with the PRIMARY SECTOR and INDUSTRIAL SECTOR form an interlocking chain of economic activities that constitutes a modern economy.


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Service sector sees optimism plummet BUSINESS optimism across the services sector plummeted in the three months to August according to the CBI Services Sector Survey.
The mood in the business and professional services sector was particularly subdued, the CBI's quarterly service sector survey showed today, with expectations for growth at their lowest since 2009.
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The guest was briefed about the functions of the ministry, successful administrative practices and a number of statistical data relating to the civil service sector.
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The Report however believes that unlocking this potential in the service sector will require keen investment in business environment reforms, which are necessary to improve the ease of doing business, sustain macroeconomic stability, and attract investments.
Chris Williamson, chief business economist at survey compiler IHS Markit, said: "The improvement in service sector activity adds to evidence that the economy is on course to rebound in the second quarter but, like the earlier manufacturing and construction surveys, raises questions about the outlook."
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