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Britain's manufacturers start 2018 on the back foot as the sector's Brexit-driven surge falters

UK manufacturing sector slows even further in January, starting 2018 on the back foot. IHS Markit's PMI survey for the sector came in at 55.3, below the forecast 56.5 reading. January's reading follows a similar disappointment in December. Manufacturing has been a rare economic success story in the UK since the vote to leave the EU in June 2016, thanks to the weakness of the pound.
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