Markit’s purchasing managers’ index for the manufacturing sector was expected to tick up to 54.5 points in March from 54.1 in February. This is the first of a series of 3 PMIs for the United Kingdom.

GBP/USD traded around 1.4820 towards the publication and remains around these levels afterwards. Update: the pair is now falling below 1.38, but this seems to be related to a stronger dollar across the board.

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