UK Construction Picks up
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UK Construction Picks up

Growth in Britain’s construction sector hit its fastest pace in six months in September, boosted by stronger house building and higher levels of hiring, a survey showed on Friday.
The CIPS/Markit construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 59.9 in September, its strongest level since February, up from 57.3 in August, Reuters reported.
That was well above the median forecast of 57.5 in a Reuters poll but below levels of more than 60 reached regularly in 2014.
A reading of British manufacturing on Thursday showed weaker growth and added to signs the overall economy slowed in the third quarter, something the Bank of England is watching closely as it considers when to start raising interest rates.
Analysts are waiting for the CIPS/Markit survey on the dominant services sector, which is due on Monday, to get a better understanding of how much Britain’s economy has cooled in the July-September period.
Staffing levels in construction rose strongly in September although new business growth eased further from a peak touched in June and was its second slowest since mid-2013, Markit said.
Expansion of residential building was the strongest for 12 months as some projects that were delayed earlier this year were launched. Commercial development also picked up speed as companies invested more in their operations.

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