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UK export surge thanks to manufacturers

Manufacturing output continued to rise in September, after the three-month low recorded in June. September saw manufacturing continue its recovery from the steep Covid-19 induced downturn, as global importers continue to demand goods from the UK. The IHS Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) recorded a small dip in September to 54.1, following August’s two-and-a-half

US Polar Vortex

A third of the United States has been experiencing temperatures of -17C (0F) or below, with loss of life and severe impact on freight and transport infrastructure. Temperatures are expected to swing above average over the weekend, which means that the situation will quickly normalise. The polar vortex’s most severe impact has not been long,