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  • Philly Fed Manufacturing Index rose sharply in April.
  • US Dollar Index inches higher toward 91.70 after the data.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported on Thursday that the headline Manufacturing Activity Index  of the Manufacturing Business  Outlook  Survey imorıoved to 50.2 in April from 44.5 in March. This reading beat the market expectation of 42 by a wide margin.

Further details of the publication showed that the Prices Paid Index edged lower to 69.1 from 72.6, the Employment Index rose to 30.8 from 27.4 and the Six-month Business Conditions Index climbed to 66.6 from 59.1.

Market reaction

The US Dollar Index showed no immediate reaction to this report and was last seen posting small daily gains at 91.67.