Subsequently, firms raised their average selling prices at the fastest pace since February.
The headline Nikkei Malaysia (PMI) ― a composite single-figure indicator of manufacturing performance ― fell from 52.0 in November to 49.9 in December, signalling a broad stagnation in the goods-producing economy following the strongest growth in over three and-a-half years in the previous month, the report noted.
- Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 ― Manufacturers ended the 2017 year stagnant as new orders contracted and output growth slowed from modest demand, December data compiled by Nikkei Malaysia Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed. This was consistent with the strongest improvement in the health of the sector since December 2012. "Although new order growth eased, firms continued to ramp up production and took on extra staff at a near-record pace, reflecting the success they have had in securing new work over recent months", associate director at IHS Andrew Harker said. "New export orders picked up", Orlik said. Delivery time increased for 11 consecutive months. That said, the level of business confidence remained below the trend observed for the survey history.
Price of gas drops in Hartford County The weak demand, plus high refinery output should keep gas prices low", said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. Nationally, gas prices have gone down over the last month and stayed pretty flat over the last week.
The country's manufacturing PMI has been in positive territory for 17 months in a row despite overall slower expansion this month. "Anecdotal evidence pointed to stronger market demand from home and worldwide markets", said Aashna Dodhia, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey. The official PMI dropped to 51.6 from 51.8 in November, as more companies complained about the impact on their operation from tightened supply of energy and other raw materials and rising costs of transportation.
"Given the strong conditions evident in the manufacturing sector, it is no surprise to see that firms are upbeat about the outlook", Philip O'Sullivan, economist with Investec, said.
After the United Nations council passed the resolution, drafted by the U.S., Trump tweeted , "The World wants Peace, not Death!" South Korea says it is inspecting a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of evading global sanctions by trading with North Korea.
That was followed by "The Greatest Showman", a musical in which Hugh Jackman plays the legendary circus impresario PT Barnum. The film, from the director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways", garnered a 52 percent positive rating from critics.
This was a clear sign that BJP was not keen on sending its central leaders or ministers to the states as CM. Dhumal, who had lost from Sujanpur, clarified that he was not in contention for the post of CM.
Acevedo said on Twitter earlier Sunday that the situation was "contained" and there were no specific threats to Houston . It comes as cities across the USA and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
According to the CDC, life expectancy for the USA population in 2016 was 78.6 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2015. In 2016, accidents replaced chronic lower respiratory diseases as the third leading cause of death , the report said.
Photo Sandra Bullock , left, and Cate Blanchett in a scene from the trailer for "Ocean's 8 ". "We're not a reboot", she told EW . Matt Damon and Carl Reiner reprise their original roles in the Ocean's franchise as Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom, respectively.
He seemed to be in great form as always. "To beat Carlsen who has been so dominant in last few years felt like an accomplishment". With four points out of a possible six, Anand is a point behind eight leaders on five points apiece and now shares the 18th spot.
Geely also owns the company that makes London's black cabs and bought British sports carmaker Lotus back in August . Geely will take control of 88.47m of A-shares and 78.77m of B-shares, giving it control of 15.6% of the votes.
The county unemployment rates for November 2017 will be published on Thursday, December 28th, at 1:30pm CT. The leisure and hospitality segment lost about 1,700 jobs in November, compared with October.
A British woman accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years, according to reports. There had been concerns that she could face up to 25 years in jail, or even the death penalty.
CHP officer Andrew Camilleri, 33, was stopped in a marked auto near Winton Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 880 at about 11:32 p.m. Velasquez, who was sitting in the driver's seat, was injured and later released from the hospital.
The amount does not include the sales for the Star Wars attractions at its theme parks and movie merchandising. Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicked things off in 2015 with a whopping $2.068 billion globally.
However, when Himachal Pradesh MLA Asha Kumari tried to join this exalted league, the tabled turned surprisingly on her. After the incident, Kumari, who is also AICC in-charge for Punjab, issued an apology for slapping the lady police.
So, Reliance Jio now has a Rs 199 tariff plan like other telecom operators, and it offers better benefits than others. There is yet another prepaid pack, priced at Rs. 197, which offers 1GB data per day with a validity of 14 days.
As per its provisions, the government can regulate the fee structure of only up to 40% of the seats at a private medical college. A top team from the Indian Medical Association met Nadda in New Delhi yesterday and raised their concerns.
Garner endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president, and she campaigned for the senator from Vermont. She had been in a coma since 23 December after suffering a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack.
The biggest protest was on Thursday was in the north-eastern city of Mashhad, a religious wealthy and conservative city. Out of a total Iranian population of 80 million, some 3.2 million are jobless, according to official data.
"Obama has now been named the most admired man 10 times, trailing only Dwight Eisenhower, who earned the distinction 12 times". Still, it's the 22nd time Clinton's been rated the most admired woman - more than any other man or woman ever on the list.
After Schnatter's comments , white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has said Griezmann could leave with his blessing if a "unique opportunity" came along. It is believed that Atletico Madrid are set to report FC Barcelona for reportedly approaching Antoine Griezmann .
Bitcoin Cash is a "forked" version - or alternative version - of bitcoin, the most traded and most prominent cryptocurrency. Trading resumed at $4,329 Wednesday morning, quickly correcting closer to other BCH exchanges in the $3,300-$3,500 range.