The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's manufacturing sector expanded to 50.2 in June from 49.6 in May, the latest data published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed on Thursday. The actual data missed the consensus estimate of 50.5.
Meanwhile, the country’s Non-Manufacturing PMI rebounded firmly to 54.7 in June vs. 52.5 expected and 47.8 booked in May.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below suggests contraction.
Mixed NBS PMI numbers put a fresh bid under the aussie dollar, with AUD/USD popping up 10-pips to near 0.6875. The pair is down 0.15% on the day at the time of writing.
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