FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Manufacturing activity remained flat in April in the Richmond Fed district, with shipments rising modestly and employment and average workweek declining on the month, according to the latest manufacturing conditions survey.

The seasonally adjusted manufacturing index has dropped to 0 in April from a level of 6 in March, shipments has dropped to 6 from 13 in March, and new orders moved down five points to 2, while the jobs index lost seven points to a level of -12.