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UK manufacturing growth ‘accelerates’

Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated last month, according to a closely watched survey, with output, orders and employment all picking up.

The Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for manufacturing rose to 56.9 in August from 55.3 in July. A figure above 50 indicates expansion.

Rob Dobson from Markit said the sector continued to make “solid progress”.

He added that manufacturing should help to support growth in the economy … Read more

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