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Key Economic Indicators Released Last Week

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Oct. 6 2017, Published 4:53 p.m. ET

Key economic indicators

The key global indicators released last week included the following:

  • US (QQQ)(SPY) final manufacturing PMI
  • UK final manufacturing PMI
  • France (EWQ) final manufacturing PMI
  • Germany (EWG) final manufacturing PMI
  • Eurozone (VGK)(EZU) final manufacturing PMI
  • Japan (EWJ) final manufacturing PMI
  • Spain (EWP) final manufacturing PMI

Economic indicators are important for investors. They focus on the actual trends behind a country’s economic health. These indicators also help investors identify short-term market trends. According to various economic indicators, we generally see a change in market sentiment.

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Series overview

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final manufacturing PMI for the United States, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and the European Union for September 2017. Manufacturing PMI is important for various policymakers and market participants. The manufacturing PMI report for a particular month shows the performance of the country’s manufacturing activity, new order growth, and export order in that month. Many policymakers use this report to make some important decisions.

In the next part of this series, we’ll analyze the performance of the US final manufacturing PMI for September 2017.

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