U.S.: ISM non-manufacturing PMI improves
Topics: U.S. MANUFACTURING PMI
This reading came in better than the market expectation of 54.5.
The US Dollar Index inched higher on the back of upbeat data and was last up 0.42% on the day at 97.02.
Commenting on the data, "the non-manufacturing sector had an uptick in growth in December," noted Anthony Nieves, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "The respondents are positive about the potential resolution on tariffs. Capacity constraints have eased a bit; however, respondents continue to have difficulty with labor resources." ■