British construction activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in November, driven by solid rise in residential building work, survey data from IHS Markit showed Monday. Even so, November's reading was still significantly weaker than the historical average of 54.6.
The IHS Markit/Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply construction Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 53.1 in November from 50.8 in October.
However, this was still above the 50 threshold for growth, which the sector has achieved for 16 consecutive months.
Improving conditions for manufacturers failed to keep Markit's composite PMI from declining to 48.9 in November from 49.5 in the prior month.
"The Caixin PMI readings in November showed the economy has maintained stability, and there was no imminent risk of a significant decline in the growth rate", said Zhong Zhengsheng, director of macroeconomic analysis at CEBM Group, a subsidiary of Caixin Insight Group.
India's Private Sector Expands Marginally In November
"But the big news is in relation to prices, which suggest that inflationary pressures have yet to peak".
November has seen the highest pickup in Russia's service sector since January 2017 thanks to a surge in new orders and accelerating business activity, according to Markit Economics data.
Greater operational requirements contributed to quicker job creation in the services sector, with the employment subindex rising to the highest level since August.
Costs also increased, with survey respondents saying they had to pay more for energy, food, fuel, imported items and staff.
Services account for about 60 percent of Brazil's gross domestic product, which is expected to grow around 0.9 percent this year.
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The Met Office forecasts said: "Any snow showers will be most frequent over northern and western parts, and perhaps the east coast, but at times may become more widespread".
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