Britain’s manufacturing sector shrank for a second month in March as “ lacklustre” demand at factories weighed on economic growth, Markit Economics said.
A gauge of factory activity rose to 48.3 from 47.9 in February, Markit and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply said today in London.
A reading below 50 indicates contraction. The latest survey places the average for the first quarter at 49, suggesting manufacturing won’t shield the economy from a...
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