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UK construction PMI growth edges up to four-month high

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LONDON (Reuters) - British construction activity grew at the fastest pace in four months in November, spurred by house-building and commercial work, though Brexit worries weighed on firms' outlook for the coming year, a survey showed on Tuesday.The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 53.4 from 53.2 in October, confounding the consensus forecast for a fall to 52.5 in a Reuters poll of economists.A similar survey on manufacturers on Monday also beat expectations, despite a warning from the Bank of England last week that in a worst-case scenario, a no-deal ...

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 15:05 IST
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