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McKay welcomes PMI survey findings of increased business activity.

14 October, 2013

Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Daithi McKay MLA has welcomed the results of the latest Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) monthly survey which indicates an increase in business activity with the crucial construction sector showing the beginnings of recovery.

Daithí McKay said:

“While I approach all surveys with a certain degree of caution it is nevertheless a welcome sign that there seems to be indications of increased business activity particularly in the construction sector. Recovery in this sector is of course crucial to any sustainable progress.

“I would therefore urge government to support construction in any way possible to encourage continued growth in the private sector. That means removing obstacles and instilling certainty by delivering on Programme for Government (PfG) commitments through decisive political leadership. It will require dismantling of obstructions being put in the way of major public sector works projects by those wishing to undermine and destabilise the political institutions.

“It demands responsible politics.

“What business needs now with signs of recovery is stability, certainty and deliverability.That will require political parties to show leadership and responsibility by delivering on their PfG commitments.”

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