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The Nikkei/IHS Markit Services Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 51.5 in March, its highest level since October, from February's 50.3. A reading of over 50 on the index indicates expansion while that below the benchmark denotes contraction.
A gauge of activity in the eurozone's manufacturing and services sectors rose less sharply in March than initially estimated, but still points to a pickup in economic growth during the first three months of the year. "The country's rapid recovery from the demonetization-related downturn was accompanied by job creation and softer inflationary pressures".
Markit indicated that new work increased at a strong pace although job creation slowed.
Despite this though cost pressures have led to the fastest rise in price since 2008.
Activity in the United Kingdom service sector logged its strongest rise in 2017, bolstering optimism over the British economy as the sector makes up approximately 80% of gross domestic product, industry data showed on Wednesday.
The surveys suggest the higher rate of growth may be maintained over coming months, as new orders arrived at the fastest rate since April 2011.
This a sharp rebound from February, when the sector reported a five-month low.
However, the survey also found some reports of cheaper sterling driving new business for exporters from overseas, while demand improved in particular from the US.
In order to cope with higher workloads, service providers hired additional staff. Employment increased only slightly overall, but to the greatest extent since July 2015.
Markit's final PMI for manufacturing on Monday showed growth had accelerated at the strongest rate in almost six years in March.
'Civil engineering projects were the construction sector's main growth engine in March, driven by rising infrastructure spending and a strong pipeline of new work throughout the UK. The services business activity index rose above the crucial 50.0 level, which indicates the services activity expanded for the month of March.
"But the steady trickle through to consumer prices looks set to continue for several months yet, taking consumer price index inflation towards three per cent in the second half of the year". In contrast to the trend seen in services, purchase cost inflation in the manufacturing industry softened to a four-month low.
At a meeting on Thursday, the Reserve Bank of India is not expected to make any changes to policy and to leave the repo rate at 6.25%, despite inflation remaining below its medium-term target of 4%.
I don't solicit reports, I only receive what the intelligence community thinks I or any other senior official needs to see. However, it is not clear if Rice wanted to know the names under instruction to do so or if she acted on her own.
Rosa's friend is in the military and was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan and those in the house may have been drinking. Authorities say the homeowner was in his house and went to check on the property next his when the shooting occurred.
Eldense have since announced they have cut ties with an unnamed Italian investment group that had been working with the club. Adriana Garcia is a Valencia-based football writer who covers La Liga for ESPN FC .
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Ms King's youngest daughter Chloe, aged eight, managed to escape the sinking auto and raise the alarm at a nearby property. They told Seven News they watched as their father and several others tried to dive in to rescue the family trapped inside.
Hitting to the right of left-hander Marin, Sindhu gained the ascendancy even though the fighting Marin kept coming back at her. However, in their last meeting at the Dubai World Superseries Finals past year , Sung had defeated Sindhu to reach finals.
The FDA is advising consumers to keep and use their current EpiPens if needed until they get a replacement. The recalled products were made by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.
In total, the move by Washington will see a cut of just over 30 million euros to the United Nations agency's 2017 budget. The US Department of State has announced that it is cutting funding for UNFPA for the fiscal year of 2017.
On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a "separates" basis. Voluntary offseason workout programs are meant to provide training, teaching and physical conditioning for players.
Secret Service agent suspended after meeting with prostitute
The agents hit the clubs of Cartagena for a night of drinking that ended with them bringing women back to their hotel rooms. Agents and officers can not drink alcohol when stationed at the hotel of the public official they are assigned to protect.
Cowboys' Romo retiring, headed to broadcast booth
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