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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian financial exercise expanded at a slower tempo in April as progress in employment slipped and inventories declined, Ivey Buying Managers Index (PMI) information confirmed on Thursday.
The seasonally adjusted index fell to 56.8 from 58.2 in March. A studying above 50 signifies a rise in exercise.
The Ivey PMI measures the month to month variation in financial exercise as indicated by a panel of buying managers from throughout Canada.
The gauge of employment declined to an adjusted 55.8 from 60.3 in March, whereas the inventories index was down at 48.6 from 54.5.
The unadjusted PMI fell to 55.6 from 65.2.
(Reporting by Fergal Smith)