Industrial News & Views At-A-Glance

The latest CBI monthly Industrial Trends Survey (a UK survey firm)CBI Survey of 505 firms found that export order books reached a two-year high. This data suggests that the depreciation of sterling since the end of last year may be feeding on stronger overseas demand. Less than one-third of the 17 manufacturing sub-sectors reported export orders at below normal levels while chemical manufacturers accounted for just over half the improvement in export orders.

Total order books were largely unchanged but remained comfortably above the long-run average. Read the full article here:

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