IHS Markit

PMI reaches new nine-month high

Greece's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for manufacturing climbed to 54.2 points in February - a nine-month high - from 53.7 points in January, according to figures released by IHS Markit on Friday. Business confidence in the sector reached a six-month high, as companies drew optimism from the fact that demand from foreign markets has grown, with an increase in new clients.

Because of the World Cup, More TVs Have Been Sold

TV sales worldwide grew by 7.9% in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, reaching 50.6 million units. This shows data from analyst firm IHS Markit.

Emerging markets such as Latin America show the usual growth on the eve of the World Cup, which this year will be in Russia. Increased demand is also observed in the countries of Eastern Europe.