While growth in new business, output, export orders and employment slowed in December, the PMI stayed above its average for 2017 as a whole.
Sub-indices for production and new orders came in at 54 and 53.4, respectively, down from 54.3 and 53.6 last month, but well above the boom-bust line of 50. Furthermore, the rate of expansion quickened to the strongest since December 2012.
"Interestingly, the wages component dipped in December, but at 60.2 it does point to the prospect of some pick-up in wages growth", Mr Oliver said.
"Manufacturers will be looking to the new year for the progress on the National Energy Guarantee and other measures to put downward pressure on business costs", Mr Willox said.
Daughter of police victim dies from brain damage
Erica Garner , who became a well-known activist after her father, Eric Garner , died in police custody, has died at the age of 27. With former president Obama, Garner criticized his reactions to her father's death and the slow pace of the DOJ investigation.
China's manufacturing sector continued to expand in December, pointing to economic resilience in the country's factory sector.
China's slowdown means that for the rest of Asia, the pace of rate increases is unlikely to match that of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is seen hiking 2-3 times in 2018.
Finally, the Future Output Index signalled the strongest level of confidence in three months, with more than one-in-five survey participants forecasting higher production.
German factories shifted into overdrive in December as strong foreign demand propelled growth in activity to a record high and capacity constraints led to the biggest delivery delays in more than 20 years, a survey showed on Tuesday.
"(British manufacturing) broadly maintained its solid boost to broader economic expansion in the fourth quarter", said Rob Dobson, director at PMI compiler IHS Markit.
However, the sector continues to face some turbulence as delayed customer payments contributed to greater volumes of outstanding work.
Costs of raw materials such as oil and steel rose while prices of materials from Chinese suppliers increased, leading to a sharp rise in input costs in December.
"Challenges remain as the economy adjusts to recent shocks, but the overall upturn was robust compared to the trend observed for the survey history. This outlook was shared by the manufacturing community as sentiment picked-up to the strongest in three months amid expected improvements in market conditions over the next 12 months".
OSU Takes Win At Camping World Bowl Over Virginia Tech
For nearly the entire first half Thursday night, Virginia Tech looked like it had almost everything under control. James Washington caught five passes for 126 yards, making him the career receiving yards leader at Oklahoma State.
The No. 4-seeded Saints (11-5) will host the No. 5 Panthers (11-5) in the first round next Sunday at 4:40 p.m. New Orleans Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have combined to have outstanding seasons.
Four jawans have been martyred and three terrorists were killed in the fidayeen attack on the CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir. Two militants were killed and reports said one more is in the building that was being hit by heavy weapons.
Jay-Z has released a music video for nearly every song on his latest album 4:44 but has hardly appeared in any, except for 'BAM' . In Jay Z's world, the connection could be made to his infidelities coming before his marriage and family, which brings us to.
Inventories are now down by nearly 20% from their historic highs last March and well below this time a year ago or in 2015. Brent crude futures-the global benchmark-were also up, rising 45 cents or 0.7% to $66.61 a barrel, CNBC reported.
Instagram said there is going to be five posts suggested containing links to stuff liked by accounts that the user follows. Recently, Instagram has been focused on broadening access to posts and content beyond accounts that users follow.
Yes the cold hasn't gone anywhere, and from looking into the forecast , the chill will not go away for the the foreseeable future. People throughout Green Country are dealing with a blast of cold air right now and it's going to get colder Saturday night.
Furthermore, resuming a replay will take you to where you left off, so you no longer need to watch them from the beginning. That's frustrating in any game, but in PUBG , it's a problem that can wipe out your entire match progress in an instant.
It will start off mostly cloudy with temperatures ranging from the uppper 30s inland to middle 40s along the immediate coastline. For upstate NY , east of Lake Ontario, the NWS warned of "dangerously" cold wind chills of -20C to -34C throughout Friday .
In May, ISIL claimed an attack targetting an Afghan state television building in Jalalabad that killed six people. The center is located in the Shiite-dominated Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood in the west of the capital.
Kevin and Jesus blow to Man City
In Wenger's record 811th game in charge, James McClean deflected in Alexis Sanchez's 83rd-minute free kick to put Arsenal ahead. Referees have to protect. "Gabriel will be out for a little bit more than one month", Guardiola said.
40 killed in ISIL-claimed attack in Kabul
Ten people were also killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul on Monday. A local Shiite leader said one of the bombers was sitting unnoticed among the participants when he detonated his device.
United Nations chief condemns attack on church near Cairo
A Muslim mob stabs 27-year old Coptic Christian Fam Khalaf to death in the southern City of Minya over a personal feud. The firing was retaliated by the security forces and the resulting exchange of fire caused at least five casualties.
The iPhone 'forces' Tim Cook to fly private
Cook's total compensation for 2017 jumped to $12.8 million - a roughly 47 percent increase from previous year . The glass-sided store sits on shore of the Chicago River in the city's downtown.