The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFPThe Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFP
The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFP

China’s services sector remains strong, boosted by first employment increase since January

  • The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July
  • The official non-manufacturing PMI, released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday, was 55.2 for August, up from 54.2 in July

Topic |   China economy
The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFPThe Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFP
The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI), which focuses on smaller, private firms, fell slightly to 54.0 in August from 54.1 in July, which was the highest reading since April 2010. Photo: AFP
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