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Analysts at Nomura expect a slight moderation in the US ISM nonmanufacturing index for October to 59.3 from 61.6.

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“The strong jump in the ISM nonmanufacturing index in September was unexpected and was coupled with a broad-based improvement in the sub-indices. While we think domestic demand remains strong, concerns about skilled labor shortages and the impact of tariffs on input costs, especially for construction and mining sectors, remain.”

“Non-manufacturing sentiment will likely remain robust in Q4, but it will likely stabilize as economic growth gradually slows after the acceleration in recent quarters.”