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British factories enjoy another three-decade maximum for orders
In December, UK factories enjoyed a three-decade maximum for orders, as a poll disclosed, contributing to indications that UK producers are riding high notwithstanding the Brexit-bound economy is still slow.
British factories have derived benefits from an economic revival elsewhere in the EU and beyond, and also from the dive in the value of the UK pound after the previous year's referendum decision to break up with the European Union.
On Monday, the Confederation of British Industry told that in December its industrial order book balance still kept to +17, which is its joint highest outcome since August 1988.
The poll’s gauge of export orders descended to +16 from November’s outcome of +20, which turned to be its best reading since 1995.
By the way, manufacturing accounts for no more 10% of the UK economy.
However, the Bank of England expects exports to soften the hit to overall surge from lower spending by UK customers affected by a soar in inflation provoked by sterling's dip.
The releases of employment change and the unemployment rate for Australia are expected on February 21, at 2:30 MT time.
The release of the Federal open market committee (FOMC) meeting minutes is scheduled on February 20, at 21.00 MT time.
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