FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Manufacturing activity has slowed down its growing pace in October, compared to September, according to the Manufacturing Purchasing Manager´s Index survey.

October's Manufacturing PMI has decreased to a 52.9 level from 54.7 in September, revised down from the 55.1 initial estimation, a reading somewhat lower had expected, as market analysts had advanced a decrease to 54.3 in an index showing growth in numbers above 50 and contraction otherwise.