Industrial activity in the United States has grown less strongly in February than a month earlier. That reported research firm ISM.
The purchasing managers index for the American industry went to a score of 54.2 against 56.6 a month earlier. Economists predicted an average level of 55.8 meters for the yardstick, which indicates a growth rate of more than 50.
British market researcher Markit published his own final index for American industry. It recorded a score of 53 for February.