Service sector activity growth at three-month high
Irish service providers recorded a solid increase in business activity in November, with the rate of increase recovering from October's 87-month low to the fastest in three months. Meanwhile, the rate of expansion in new orders also quickened from October. As a result of firmer demand conditions, employment growth was solid and the most marked in five months. Looking forward, business confidence rose to its highest level since June. Both input costs and output prices increased at sharper rates than in the previous month......
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