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  • Growing Virtual Personal Assistant Market Expands Significantly into New Vehicles, IHS Markit Says

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Siri and other virtual personal assistants (VPAs) are the latest conveniences to gain popularity and use in today’s vehicles. Nearly 700 million of these software platforms will be enabled in vehicles – whether embedded, through mobile devices or via connection via home devices – by 2024, according to the latest forecast for these systems from business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO).

  • IHS Markit / CIPS UK Services PMI®

    Key findings:

    - Modest rises in business activity and new work

    - Job creation eases to 29-month low

    - Business confidence at second-lowest level since 2009

    To read the release in its entirety, please click here.

  • IHS Markit Eurozone Composite PMI® – final data

    Key findings:

    ▪ Final Eurozone Composite Output Index: 51.1 (Flash: 51.3, November Final: 52.7)

    ▪ Final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index: 51.2 (Flash: 51.4, November Final: 53.4)

    To read the release in its entirety, please click here.

  • Caixin China General Services PMI™

    Key points

    • Solid rise in services activity; manufacturing output returns to growth
    • Softer increase in total new work
    • Renewed fall in composite output charges

    To read the release in its entirety, please click here.

  • Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI®

    Key points:

    • Solid output expansion on average over Q4...
    • ...but demand pressures remain subdued
    • Business optimism at lowest since November 2016

    To read the release in its entirety, please click here.

  • IHS Markit White Paper: The Top Technology Trends of 2019

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--From the potential of 5G, to the power of artificial intelligence (AI), our connected lives are being shaped by the convergence of transformative technologies.

  • IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing PMI®

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Canadian manufacturers experienced a renewed slowdown in growth at the end of 2018, with both production volumes and incoming new work expanding at softer rates than in November. The pace of manufacturing job creation also moderated in December, partly reflecting a drop in business optimism to its weakest since February 2016.

  • IHS Markit US Manufacturing PMI™

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--December data indicated a slower, albeit still solid, improvement in the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The headline PMI dipped to a 15-month low amid a weaker rise in new business and the joint-softest expansion in output since September 2017. At the same time, the pace of job creation eased to an 18-month low, despite a further rise in backlogs. Notably, business confidence among manufacturers fell again in December

  • Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Jobs Index December 2018
    Small Business Job Growth Slows to End 2018; Hourly Earnings Growth Increases

    The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch closed the year with a decline in small business job growth and continued, moderate growth in hourly earnings. The Small Business Jobs Index stands at 98.88 in December, down 0.13 percent for the month and 0.82 percent for the year. At $26.95, hourly earnings in December gained 2.42 percent ($0.64) year-over-year and averaged a growth rate of 2.49 percent for 2018. 

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  • IHS Markit / CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI®

    Key findings:

    - UK Manufacturing PMI at 54.2 in December (six-month high)

    - New order and new export order inflows strengthen

    - Stocks of purchases and finished goods rise sharply

    To read the release in its entirety, please click here.